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Tami Pearce Simmons, Completes New Clerk Academy, Receives Certificate and Designation

Moore Haven, Fla. – Tami Pearce Simmons, has been recognized by Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC) for completing FCCC’s Class of 2020 New Clerk Academy (NCA) and earning the designation of Certified Florida Clerk and Comptroller.

During their 2022 Summer Conference, FCCC provided Tami Pearce Simmons with a certificate signed by Manatee County Clerk of Court and Comptroller and 2021-2022 FCCC President Angelina “Angel” Colonneso, Esq., Citrus County Clerk of Court and Comptroller and FCCC New Clerk Academy Chair Angela Vick, FCCC CEO Chris Hart IV, and Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Canady. A video from the ceremony is available here: New Clerk Academy Graduation Video.

Clerks of Court and Comptrollers have more than 1,000 statutory duties and provide critical services within their county, and NCA is an extensive certification program for newly elected Clerks and Comptrollers to help them better understand their new roles as constitutional officers.

The Class of 2020 New Clerk Academy, available to Clerks and Comptrollers elected in November 2020, was a blended structure of learning featuring instruction through in-person and virtual sessions totaling 240 hours. Each session included participation by representatives of partnering agencies, and courses were taught by Clerks, various clerk professional team members, subject matter experts, and industry professionals.

Graduating Clerks earn one of three designations based on their elected responsibilities: Certified Florida Clerk and Comptroller (CFCC), Certified Florida Clerk (CFC) or Certified Florida Comptrollers (CFCO).

NCA covers a range of topics in accordance with the eight modules of learning required by the Florida Supreme Court which include General Orientation/Office Transition, Administration and Office Management, Court Services and Operations, Records Maintenance and Management, Financial Administration and Management, Office Technology and Resources, State and County Government Organization, Structure and Relationships, and Personal Skills Development.

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Glades County Clerk of Courts & Comptroller

Tami Pearce Simmons, Clerk of the Courts & Comptroller for Glades County, Florida is a duly elected Constitutional Officer as mandated by Article V, Section 16 of the Constitution of the State of Florida. The electorate of Glades County elects the Clerk to a four-year term. Clerk Simmons was elected to the Office of the Clerk in 2020.

Pursuant to provisions of the Florida Constitutions, which have governed the people for over 150 years, the role of the Clerk of Courts has been established in three main areas;

  • Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts
  • Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, including serving as accountant, auditor, and custodian of county funds.
  • County Recorder

Within these areas, the Clerk of Court as an elected public trustee sets in place at the county level a system of “checks and balances” which has been proven to serve the public well.


September 26, 2022 - Moore Haven, Florida - Due to the possibility of impacts from Hurricane Ian, the Glades County Clerk of the Circuit Court Offices will be closed Tuesday, September 27, 2022 and Wednesday September 28, 2022.

The Chief Judge of the 20th Circuit has also authorized the closure of all courts on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 and Wednesday September 28, 2022. If you have court scheduled for these days they for November 1st and 2nd. Please contact your attorney.

Jury Service - If summoned for September 29, 2022, call (863) 946-6011 on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 after 5:00pm to determine when you need to report. 

Please follow up with the Criminal/Traffic Department at (863) 946-6010 or if your contact information needs to be updated and for Civil Court cases that are scheduled please contact (863) 946-6010.

Please stay Safe,
Tami Pearce Simmons
Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
Glades County, Florida