Broward County Clerk Howard Forman Elected Chair of Statewide Clerk Budget Council

Released on: February 12, 2008, 8:46 am

Press Release Author: John Dew, Executive Director, Clerk of Courts Operations

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: Clerk Budget Council responsible for overseeing Clerks\'
court-related budgets elects new Chairman.

Press Release Body: At their February quarterly meeting, the Clerks of the State of
Florida as members of the Clerks of Court Operations Corporation Executive Council
elected a new Chair. The Honorable Howard Forman, Clerk of Broward County was
selected in a unanimous decision to replace the retiring Jim Watkins. Forman has
served on the Council since its inception in 2003 as the Vice-Chair. Forman, after
being elected, thanked those in attendance at the public meeting held in San Destin,
Florida and said he appreciated the opportunity to serve. Forman was elected Clerk
of Broward County in 2000. Prior to being elected Clerk, Forman served on the
Hallandale Beach City Commission, the Broward County Commission and in the State

The Florida Legislature created the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation
in 2003 to implement Revision 7 to the Florida Constitution. The purpose of the
Corporation as outlined in Section 28.35, Florida Statutes is to review and certify
each Clerk\'s court-related budget. The Corporation also develops and certifies a
system of performance measures for each Clerk as well as develops and conducts Clerk
education programs, among other duties.

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Contact Details: John Dew, Executive Director
Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation
2541-1 Barrington Circle
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
phone: 850-386-2223
fax: 850-386-2224

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