Will Roberts

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Will Roberts has been a public servant for most of his professional career. As Volusia County’s first elected tax collector in 50 years, Will feels directly accountable to the citizens in Volusia County. He is dedicated to managing State resources while respecting the public’s local needs.

Prior to his election to the tax collector position, Will worked for more than seven years as a tax supervisor in the Volusia County Revenue Division. Within a year of taking office, he oversaw the successful transition of driver license services from the State of Florida to the Office of the Tax Collector. He also added concealed weapon license application processing so that residents no longer needed to travel out of county to apply. In addition to seeking opportunities to improve convenience for customers, Will continuously oversees the daily operations of branches across the county. For example in 2022, the Office collected more than $800 million in property taxes and completed nearly 700,000 motor vehicle transactions. Will’s tax collection experience and education have instilled in him a dedication to providing excellent customer service, ensuring accurate transactions and educating citizens. He truly enjoys speaking with residents to answer their questions and educate them on tax-collector topics.

Before moving to Volusia County, Will spent seven years serving in the United States Air Force at multiple duty stations domestically and abroad. This experience laid the groundwork for a career in public service. In addition to serving the community for more than two decades in the revenue division and as a corrections officer, he worked his way through college earning a master’s degree in public administration at Nova Southeastern University, a bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Central Florida and an associate's degree in business from Daytona State College. He also has earned the designation of Certified Florida Collector (CFC), which recognizes his knowledge and experience with the collection of taxes.

Will continues to demonstrate commitment to his community through volunteer work. He is a member of the DeLand Rotary Club and Volusia County Young Professionals Group. He also is active in his faith community by volunteering at fundraising and fellowship events.

Will has been happily married for years. The couple has two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, including his parents and mother-in-law, and staying active whether it’s at the beach or participating in a 5k run.

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