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Dennis W. Hollingsworth, C.F.C. – St. Johns County Tax Collector

Years of Service
Dennis W. Hollingsworth joined the St. Johns County Tax Collector’s Office in 1978 as a field inspector and title clerk. He was elected St. Johns County Tax Collector in 1984, and has had the honor to serve as Tax Collector since that time.

Expansion of Services
Since Mr. Hollingsworth started working at the Tax Collector’s Office in 1978, the office now incorporates the Division of Driver License for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Additionally, the office collects taxes and non ad valorem assessments for 14 taxing authorities. The Tax Collector’s Office also now handles tourist development tax collection, beach pass sales, hunting and salt water fishing licenses and child safety restraint inspections.

Education
Mr. Hollingsworth graduated from St. Augustine High School and received his Associate of Arts degree from the St. Johns River Community College. He then pursued a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stetson University, and earned a Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville University.

Certification, Boards, and Committees
Mr. Hollingsworth is certified as a Tax Collector by the Florida Department of Revenue. A member of the Florida Tax Collectors Association, Mr. Hollingsworth served as a member of the Legislative Committee, as Chairman of its Department of Natural Resources committee, and FTCA Secretary. In 1996, he was elected President of the FTCA by its statewide membership. Mr. Hollingsworth also maintains involvement in the Florida Tax Collectors Service Corporation, having served as a Director on its Board and as Secretary/Treasurer. Nationally, Mr. Hollingsworth is a Director on the National Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers Board of Directors (2001-2004).

In the Community
A native of St. Augustine, Mr. Hollingsworth maintains strong ties and involvement with the St. Johns County community. He is an adjunct professor at both Flagler College and St. Johns River Community College. He is a member of Kiwanis Club of Historic St. Augustine, having served as President (1987-1988) and received the Outstanding President award. He has been a Director on the boards for Learn to Read of St. Johns County, Inc., Presidio de San Agustin Commission, St. Johns County Education Foundation and the American Cancer Society. He is a member of Crescent Beach Baptist Church and Gideon International, and served on the St. Augustine Firefighters Pension Trust Fund Board from 1988-1993.

Life at Home
Mr. Hollingsworth and his wife Jan have twin sons, Shelby and Colby. He is an avid runner, enjoys studying the Bible, and spending time with his family.

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