Judge Tommy Thompson Announced President of Conference of County Court Judges of Florida

Conference of County Court Judges of Florida President Judge Stephen R. Jewett passed the conference leadership responsibility to President-elect Tommy Thompson of Marion County in a Wednesday evening virtual ceremony.

In an evening of firsts, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Canady swore-in the conference new officers, Circuit Representatives, District Vice Presidents, and new President Tommy Thompson for 2020-2021 during a zoom virtual video webinar. The Wednesday evening virtual program recognized the accomplishments of the past year and embraced the challenges and responsibility of the Conference for the coming year.

Judge Jewett, in addition to being recognized for his leadership of the Conference, was awarded the “Harvey Ford Award” given annually to the county court judge who has shown in this past year her or his “dedication of service to the community, to the legal profession, and to the conference itself.” Judge Jewett appreciated the recognition and thanked those he has worked with during the year. He said Judge Thompson was well positioned and ready for the conference leadership.

President Tommy Thompson recognized and appreciated Judge Jewett’s leadership and then Judge Thompson turned to recognize the newly elected conference officers for 2020-2021 with a positive message and challenge going forward.

The Non-Judicial Award was presented to Nancy Gugliotta, the Judicial Assistant to Citrus County Court Judge Mark Yerman. Judge Yerman thanked Nancy for her many years of service assisting him in the role of Treasurer and contributing countless hours to the Conference.