Seminole County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, Grant Maloy took office late last year taking over for a long-time incumbent who held the position for over two decades. Now, Maloy is excited about the direction he sees the office going.
One of those directions is in the realm of technology, days after he was elected Maloy held a three day Information Technology summit with the intention of improving customer service and access to information.
“They had a lot of suggestions.” said Maloy “We’ve compiled that data and set-up some teams and we hope to have the hardware upgrades in place in three months and the software in six months, so we have a pretty aggressive program here. I’m really excited about it.”
Maloy has also been happy with the relationship his office has had with Seminole County Judges, after concerns were voiced in the past between over possible tensions between those who serve on the bench and the Clerk’s office.
“They’re excited about the improvements. I’ve already made some changes that makes it easy for them to get information through our system” adds Maloy “They’re a great group of Judges.”
There has been some disagreements during Maloy’s in his first days of office. The Seminole County Commission has hired an outside consultant to manage the county’s investment strategies, an unusual decision that hasn’t been made in neighboring counties where the Clerk/Comptroller or individual Comptroller has discretion over those decisions. Maloy will meet with County Officials this week about the issue.
“What I’m hoping we can do is start over on the investment policy discussion.” says Maloy, who’s office wasn’t consulted about the hire “There are somethings we can include in it that are not right now that can help taxpayers and improve the performance of the portfolio.”
Maloy remains optimistic about the path the office is heading down with the rollout of new payment options for customers including credit cards, Applepay, and phone payments in addition to an overhaul of online document availability making it easier for residents to search for information at home.
“People are going to be looking at Seminole County on how to get things done.” he says ”