James Hallford was honored Saturday night as the Employee of the Year for the Walton County Tax Collector's Office during their annual Christmas party. Hallford was selected for this distinguished honor by his peers. The honor was especially telling to the contributions of Hallford as he has only been employed with the Tax Collector's Office since June.
Hallford serves as the Driver License Administrator in the Tax Collector's Office. He joined the office in June after 26 years employment with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. In his position, Hallford provides training to staff on driver license and identity card transactions as well as serves as the point of knowledge for any unusual or difficult situations involving the issuance of a driver license or identity card.
The Employee of the Year Award is an honor selected by all of the employees of the Tax Collector's Office. Employees nominate co-workers based on their overall performance, demonstration of the organization's commitment to service, and efforts to exemplify the core values of the organization.
"Our entire team is thankful to have James and the knowledge and experience he brings to our office, "said Tax Collector Rhonda Skipper. " After 26 years with an agency, many individuals would be apprehensive about starting over with new bosses, new co-workers, a new environment and new expectations, but James has embraced the change. He works very hard and is dedicated to helping both his co-workers as well as our citizens to the best of his ability. "