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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2020) – The Florida Tax Collector Association (FTCA) recently awarded Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart with the ‘Matt Langley Bell III’ award. This honor is given to a tax collector who has made a lasting and significant impact both on the FTCA and the citizens of Florida.
The award, named after the late Escambia County official, was established in 1999. Hart is just the 7th recipient of the award, as honorees are chosen based on their entire body of work within the FTCA and their time as tax collectors. During his time as a member of the FTCA, Hart has served as the organization’s President and Legislative Chair.
Nassau County Tax Collector John Drew and Brevard County Tax Collector Lisa Cullen nominated Hart for the award. “Larry has tirelessly volunteered his time and energy to better our profession and the elected office of tax collector,” said Drew.
Hart, who is retiring as Lee County Tax Collector this year, was surprised to be honored by the FTCA. “The Matt Bell award is something that isn’t given every year, so it came as quite a shock when my name was called,” said Hart. “Matt was a pillar of both his county and the Tax Collector Association, so I’m incredibly honored and grateful to join the small group of people who have received this award.”
About Lee County Tax Collector
The Lee County Tax Collector (LCTC) exists to serve the citizens of Lee County. The office takes pride in organizational excellence and offering exemplary customer service and operates by the credo of “We’ve got your back.” The LCTC operates, the official interactive website of the tax collector, which allows county residents to quickly and easily take care of motor vehicle and vessel registration, pay property taxes, make appointments for concealed weapon permits and more. The agency operates seven service centers throughout the county to provide efficient, convenient services. The LCTC works to provide innovative and quality service that supports the growth and sustainability of the community. For more information, visit or follow Lee County Tax Collector on social media.

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