Nadege Pierre understands the enormous value of connecting with people and building relationships. She will apply those values in her new role as community relations specialist for the Lee County Tax Collector.
Her life’s journey – from previous academic achievements to building a successful nonprofit – has prepared her in extraordinary ways for being the connecting voice and face between the Tax Collector’s Office and the community.
“I will plant seeds and grow relationships in the community to help change perceptions of what the Tax Collector’s Office does,” Pierre said. “Everyone comes in contact with the Tax Collector’s Office in one way or another. We want to engage with customers in a very positive way and build those relationships.”
Pierre understands the power of relationships and resources. She earned multiple academic degrees, including an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, and pledged her talent to a non-profit ministry, The New Beginnings, dedicated to empowering single mothers to get an education while also providing them with housing and life skills.
Pierre’s work earned her the 2018 Young Professional of the Year award from The News-Press and a 2019 Women of Distinction award from the Republican Women of Cape Coral.
In her new role, Pierre is focused on using her community connections to advance the mission of the Lee County Tax Collector’s Office and educate Lee County residents through speaking engagements and events as she visits various city and county chambers, civic groups and other organizations.
“I am a people person and I want people to feel like the Tax Collector’s Office is there for them,” said Pierre. “We want to connect with the community and do a lot to educate as well.”
Pierre sees building collaborative relationships with other government departments, like the property appraiser’s office, to help people understand the different roles and responsibilities of each office.
“Nadege has tremendous communicative skills and will be a strong voice connecting our office with the community,” Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart said. “She will have an extensive role to meet and educate people in all parts of Lee County.”