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Hillsborough Co. Tax Collector staff veteran files to replace Doug Belden in the agency’s top spot

Belden has already endorsed her.

Nancy Millan, Director of Community Relations for the Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office, filed Wednesday to run for her agency’s top seat.

Current Tax Collector Doug Belden announced last month he would not be seeking reelection.

Millan joins former Hillsborough County School Board member April Griffin in the race to succeed him.

“I’ve worked in the Tax Collector’s office for over 30 years, where I was part of a team that modernized and transformed the way we provide reliable and superior service to our community. I am running to ensure that this office continues to be the Gold Standard for Tax Collectors offices in Florida,” Millan said.

“Customer service will be at the forefront of everything we do, and my goal is to make sure that your visit to our office is as quick and efficient as possible.”

Belden has already endorsed her.

“Over the years, Nancy has played an integral part in making the Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office what it is today, an award-winning government organization,” Belden said.

“There is no doubt that Nancy has the experience and the passion to continue to provide the excellent service that Hillsborough County residents have come to expect. I fully endorse Nancy and know she will continue to ensure that the office of the Tax Collector is run efficiently.”

Millan began her career with the Tax Collector’s Office as an accounting clerk and was later promoted to director of community relations.

Where Griffin brings to the campaign extensive political experience, Millan brings direct industry experience. Millan is a Certified Florida Collector Assistant and holds certifications in property tax administration, management of a Florida collector’s office, duties and responsibilities of a tax collector and in the collection of licenses, taxes and fees.

Millan prides herself on not only managing state and local resources as part of her duties as director but also maintaining a forward-facing role dealing with citizens doing business with the office for things like boat registrations, driver’s licenses and tag renewals.

Millan helped lead efforts to modernize the Tax Collector’s Office including through the recent implementation of self-service kiosks for motor vehicle renewals.

Millan has served on the Florida West Coast Credit Union Board of Directors since 2006 and is currently the Chairwoman. She was also recently appointed to serve as a member of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Hispanic Advisory Council.

Millan also formerly served as chair of the Florida Tax Collector Association’s Public Information Coalition, a position she held from its inception in 2006 through this August.

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor nominated her to serve on the Board of the Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council from 2003 to 2004. Millan also served as an Executive Committee Member of the Board of Trinity School for Children from 2005 until 2008.

Janelle Irwin Taylor has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in Tampa Bay since 2003. Most recently, Janelle reported for the Tampa Bay Business Journal. She formerly served as senior reporter for WMNF News. Janelle has a lust for politics and policy. When she’s not bringing you the day’s news, you might find Janelle enjoying nature with her husband, children and two dogs. You can reach Janelle at Janelle@floridapolitics.com.

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