Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller

Tara S. Green

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Executive Team

Clerk of Court and Comptroller Green is joined by her Executive Team.

Our Executive Team helps Clerk of Court and Comptroller Green oversee a staff of more than ninety employees, their hundreds of court, recording and finance functions, and the many partnerships that keep our justice system operating smoothly.

Green designates two key leaders, Chief Operations Officer Tracie McRae and Chief Administrative Officer Rick Dingle, responsible for oversight of the various areas of the organization. They are based in our main office in Green Cove Springs, inside the Clay County Courthouse. They lead a group of awesome managers who accomplish our goals in all areas of our organization. You’ll meet these managers on the various pages of this website.

Green’s executive team also includes Chief Legal Officer Justin Horan who advises Clerk Green and her personnel on matters related to the proper application of Florida statutes. Additionally, Horan oversees the retention of and access to court and official records as well as the operation of the Clerk to the Board personnel and Value Adjustment Board (VAB). The VAB handles petitions from property owners who wish to dispute the appraisal level of their property’s value. Green is also assisted by Chief Human Resources (HR) Officer Deena Faulkner who works directly with the chief officers and staff. Faulkner reviews applications for current job openings, schedules appointments for prospective employees and supports current employees with benefits and Clerk of Court and Comptroller office policy matters.  Green’s team expanded in 2017 to include Public Information Officer (PIO) Mary Justino. PIO Justino oversees our Archives staff, is our media liaison, crafts internal communication and promotes positive public relations through educational events, courthouse tours, charitable giving campaigns and public presentations. PIO Justino maintains our social media presence and the content of this public website.

Tracie Mcrae
Tracie McRae, Chief Operations Officer
Rick Dingle
Rick Dingle, Chief Administrative Officer
Deena Faulkner
Deena Faulkner, Chief Human Resources Officer
Justin Horan
Justin Horan, Chief Legal Officer

This Executive Team oversees all phases of daily operations and strategically plans for the future.

Please review our office’s Mission, Vision & Core Values Statements.