SHELLY EDMONSON ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR FLAGLER COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

Shelly Edmonson Candidate

Shelly Edmonson currently serves as Operations Manager in the Flagler County Tax Collector’s Office. Edmonson has worked in Flagler County government for over 15 years. As Operations Manager, she assisted in the Tax Collection and Cashiering software conversion and expanded services to citizens such as toll clearance, concealed weapon permits, and Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles express services. Edmonson was one of the project managers for the new Palm Coast Branch Office serving approximately 100,000 citizens, overseeing its construction, grand opening, and daily operations. Edmonson has aided in many technological and innovative advances, including the implementation of a customer queuing system, a new updated website, helped secure a
cybersecurity grant, as well as several other pivotal projects.

Edmonson and her team manage the Specialty Tax Department which includes Mobile Homes, Records
Management, Inventory, Tangible Personal Property Tax, and the Collection, Audits, and Enforcement of the Tourist Development Tax. She helped organize the Flagler County Local Government Leadership Academy (FCLGLA) in partnership with Daytona State College. Edmonson was awarded the 2023 Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Tourist Development Tax Association.

Shelly Edmonson comes from a family of public servants. Her grandfather, Zip Edmonson, was the Flagler County Sheriff from 1965-1980. Both of her grandfathers served in WWII. Her father, Flynn Edmonson, was the Chief Investigator for the State Attorney Office, 7th Judicial Circuit for 25 years. Her mother, Rabeth Nescio, has been working in Flagler County local government for over 40 years. Edmonson graduated from Flagler Palm Coast High School, Daytona Beach Community College, and the University of Central Florida with her bachelor’s degree.

Edmonson is a Florida State Certified Licensed Contractor and was a small business owner for 18 years in Flagler County. She worked at the Flagler County Clerk of Circuit Court Office for 8 years and has worked in the Flagler County Tax Collector’s Office for 7 years. Edmonson lives in Palm Coast and is a registered Republican.

Edmonson is an active member of the Florida Tax Collector’s Association, the Florida Association of Business Tax Officials, the Florida Tourist Development Tax Association, and the Florida Records Management Association. Edmonson is also an active member of the Flagler Tiger Bay Club and serves on its Board of Directors.

“Experience counts! As your Tax Collector, I will continue our standard of exceptional customer service and saving millions of dollars through ever increasing efficiency. I am the only candidate with a record of proven leadership in this office and the experience and expertise needed to excel in this important position of public service,” stated Shelly Edmonson, Republican candidate for Tax Collector.

If elected, Edmonson plans to focus on these services and programs which benefit citizens through the highest level of customer service, fiscal responsibility, and transparency. “Shelly Edmonson has a winning combination of experience, integrity, and successful leadership. She’s a highly effective leader in our office and I credit her with enabling our team to achieve so much success. She’s been selected by her professional peers to serve in statewide leadership positions. Shelly Edmonson is ready on day one to be an outstanding Tax Collector for the citizens of Flagler County,” stated Flagler County Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston.

Among her qualifications and credentials, she would bring to this important office serving citizens are:
• Certified Florida Collector Assistant, State of Florida Department of Revenue
• Graduate of the University of Central Florida
• Certified Executive Leader, Florida Tax Collector Association and Valencia College
• Past President of the Florida Tourist Development Tax Association
• Past Vice President of the Florida Tourist Development Tax Association
• Board Member of the Flagler Tiger Bay Club
• Chapter President of the Florida Association of Business Tax Officials
• Past Chapter Treasurer of the Florida Association of Business Tax Officials
• Inaugural Class Valedictorian of the Flagler County Leadership Academy
• Florida Records Management Liaison Officer
• Florida Certified Business Tax Official

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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