The Florida Local Government Investment Trust (Florida Trust) is pleased to announce the newest member of its Board of Trustees, Honorable Tara S. Green, Clay County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller. Tara S. Green is a constitutional officer elected in 2012, re-elected in 2016 and again in 2020. The first female Clerk of Courts in Clay County history, her commitment to providing much-needed services to citizens and legal professionals alike is well known. Green’s selection as the 2015 Florida Clerk of the Year and her election, by her statewide peers, as the 2020/2021 President of the Florida Court Clerk and Comptroller Association is proof positive. Green and her executive team oversee nearly one hundred clerks whose common goals include helping citizens successfully interact with their court system, recording millions of official records accurately and oversight of Comptroller duties as of October 2020. Green’s office is headquartered in the Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs, while clerks also operate branch offices in Orange Park, Middleburg and Keystone Heights for citizens’ convenience.
A proud graduate of the University of Florida, Clerk Green holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Prior to becoming Clerk of Court and Comptroller, she held several corporate leadership positions including one as Vice President for a Fortune 500 corporation. Putting her corporate and governmental experience to work, Green serves on the board for PACE Center for Girls and is a member of the Florida Federation of Republican Women and Rotary. She strongly believes in the importance of community outreach, raising awareness about our legal system, domestic violence prevention, at-risk youth services, hunger prevention, and history education through meaningful outreach events.
The Florida Trust is a local government investment pool (LGIP) developed through the joint efforts of the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) and the Florida Association of Counties (FAC). It is the longest running member-owned and member-governed local government investment pool in the state of Florida. The Florida Trust was the first in the state to obtain a Standard and Poor’s rating and third in the nation. Organized on December 12, 1991, The Florida Trust is designed to complement existing investment programs by providing investment vehicles for funds that can be invested in short- to intermediate-term securities and have returns generally greater than the national average for money market instruments. The Florida Trust offers two open-ended, professionally managed funds available only to public entities in Florida.
The Trustees manage the Florida Trust funds for investment, considering the probable safety of the capital, the need for liquidity, and the probable income to derived from such investment. Clerk Green’s leadership and business background, as well as her comptroller duties make her a highly qualified Board Member. We look forward to her service and a great year for the Florida Trust!