FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2019) – Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart’s tireless efforts on the board for the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties earned the Lee County Tax Collector distinction as a finalist for nonprofit board member of the year at the 3rd annual Nonprofit Performance Yearly Awards (ENPYs).
Hart was honored for his many years of service for the United Way, including twice serving as chair for the organization’s annual campaign, which now benefits 96 partner agencies each year. Under his leadership in 2006 and again as one of six co-chairs in 2016-17, the two campaigns generated over $16 million.
The ENPYs, presented by the Cape Coral Community Foundation, recognize the outstanding work of individuals and organizations in the nonprofit world dedicated to improving the quality of life in their various communities. Hart was recognized, along with 32 other individuals in 11 categories, at the ENPY Awards Luncheon Oct. 10 at Crowne Plaza Bell Tower in Fort Myers.
As a board member, Hart continues to be a strong voice for the agency, which reaches thousands each year through its many service programs in each of the Southwest Florida counties.
“I am proud to be part of an organization which continues to benefit communities and those in need in remarkable and extraordinary ways,” Hart said. “There is no greater reward than helping others – and it is something I have been committed to my entire life.”
Earlier this year, the Lee County Tax Collector’s office was honored by United Way of Florida with the 2018-19 Public Sector Giving Award for leading local contributions for the recent United Way campaign. The LCTC’s average per capita contributions was $160.70 to lead the state and was part of a record $10.4 million raised through the local campaign.
Hart was elected Lee County Tax Collector in 2012 after being appointed to the position by Gov. Rick Scott. He served as assistant tax collector for 11 years following a 22-year law enforcement career highlighted by Hart becoming the first African American police chief for the City of Fort Myers.
Visit leetc.com to see Hart’s full bio.
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 leetc.com, 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 six service centers open daily 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 leetc.com or follow Lee County Tax Collector on social media.