W. Dale Summerford
Gadsden County Tax Collector

W. Dale Summerford
Gadsden County Tax Collector

Biography

W. Dale Summerford is a lifelong resident of Gadsden County. He was originally elected Tax Collector in 1988 and is currently serving his 8th term in office. 

Mr. Summerford received his Certified Florida Collector designation from the Florida Department of Revenue in 1991. He has been actively involved in the Florida Tax Collectors Association, which works to promote fairness, efficiency and accountability.

He served as chairman of the Association's Fish and Wildlife Commission Committee in 1995-1996 and chaired the Association's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Committee from 1996-1999.  He served as Vice-President of the Association in 2000-2001 and President in 2001-2002.

Mr. Summerford currently serves as the Association's liaison to the Department of Revenue and also serves on the Legislative Committee.  He was awarded the Association's Matt Bell III Award in 2011 for his leadership and service in the revision of Florida Statute 197, which governs property tax collection.

He and his wife, the former Carolyn Bert of Havana, have two daughters. He is a 1981 graduate of Tallahassee Community College. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Quincy and serves as an Elder. His past and current affiiliations include the Gadsden County Salvation Army Service Unit 1983-2012, Quincy Rotary Club 1985-1996, and the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce.

For Summerford, he deems it an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Gadsden County.

 

Biography

W. Dale Summerford is a lifelong resident of Gadsden County. He was originally elected Tax Collector in 1988 and is currently serving his 8th term in office. 

Mr. Summerford received his Certified Florida Collector designation from the Florida Department of Revenue in 1991. He has been actively involved in the Florida Tax Collectors Association, which works to promote fairness, efficiency and accountability.

He served as chairman of the Association's Fish and Wildlife Commission Committee in 1995-1996 and chaired the Association's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Committee from 1996-1999.  He served as Vice-President of the Association in 2000-2001 and President in 2001-2002.

Mr. Summerford currently serves as the Association's liaison to the Department of Revenue and also serves on the Legislative Committee.  He was awarded the Association's Matt Bell III Award in 2011 for his leadership and service in the revision of Florida Statute 197, which governs property tax collection.

He and his wife, the former Carolyn Bert of Havana, have two daughters. He is a 1981 graduate of Tallahassee Community College. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Quincy and serves as an Elder. His past and current affiiliations include the Gadsden County Salvation Army Service Unit 1983-2012, Quincy Rotary Club 1985-1996, and the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce.

For Summerford, he deems it an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Gadsden County.