A Coalition for Common Sense

 Enjoying The Life….. Living The Dream

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Dinner Meeting

Speaker:  Karen Rushing

Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller

Karen Rushing
will be speaking about:
The Role Of The Clerk & County Comptroller and
How It Impacts Longboat Key

Karen E. Rushing has been Sarasota County’s elected Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller since 1987.  She has more than 30 years of court management experience, both in Florida and in her native New York State.

Ms. Rushing received a BA degree from the University of South Florida, an MBA degree from Nova University and has completed post graduate work at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

In 2005, 2009, 2012 and again in 2013, Ms. Rushing received the Clerk of the Year Award from the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers Association (formerly FACC), where she served as State President in 2008, Chair of Strategic Planning in 2009, and currently serves as the Legislative Chair.  Since 2003, she has served on the Florida Supreme Court’s Electronic Filing Committee, and on the Florida Courts Technology Commission since 2010.  In 2011, Ms. Rushing added the role of Co-Chair, for the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation’s Revenue Stabilization Workshop.  She has been honored with numerous awards for excellence in financial management, in addition to receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of South Florida.

Ms. Rushing served as an adviser to the United States Department of Commerce through the Commercial Law Department.  In this capacity, she assisted the developing democracy of Angola, Africa, with a judicial reform project supported by the Ministry of Justice in Angola, and designed to provide substantial reform to their court system.

Ms. Rushing is committed to the goal of providing citizens with the highest quality customer service and effective cost control.


Longboat Key Club and Resort
Harbourside Ballroom
3200 Harbourside Drive
(North Gate past Publix)

Longboat Key, FL 34228

Reception:  5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Dinner / Speaker:  6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Make your reservation online and pay securely with your
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Or by calling:
Ruth Strauss @ 941-383-5349 or emailing Ruth at ruthlbk@verizon.net
Frank Cona @ 941-387-0171 or emailing Frank at fcona@comcast.net
and bringing your check to the meeting.

Please make check payable to RCLBK. Sorry… we do not accept credit cards.

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