John Power has built his career on public service. Prior to being elected Alachua County Tax Collector in 2014, John served as Chief Deputy Tax Collector for fourteen years. John moved to Gainesville in 1990 and served ten years with the Alachua County Property Appraiser as an appraiser and tax roll analyst. He has a combined twenty-four years of tax roll experience in Alachua County and insists on delivering service to the public with integrity, innovation, fiscal responsibility and respect.
Under John’s direction, his senior leadership team has adopted the Sterling Management System for Organizational Excellence. John has implemented policies and procedures which have increased efficiency within the Tax Collector organization and achieved excellent ratings for customer service.
Along with John’s two and a half decades of public service in Alachua County, he is actively involved in the Gainesville/Alachua County community as a Campaign Cabinet Member and a Community Investment Team Member for the United Way of North Central Florida. John encourages his staff to embrace community service. The Tax Collector’s office consistently participates in community wide efforts through organizations such as the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, United Way, military support groups, Wounded Warriors as well as others.
A Gator through and through, John is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Master’s Degree from the College of Business along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations. John is a Certified Public Manager and a Certified Florida Collector. John is also a graduate of Leadership Gainesville and has served on the Board of Directors for several professional and non-profit organizations. He is currently a board member of the 1st Credit Union of Gainesville.
John lives just outside of Gainesville in Melrose with his wife Linda, and their daughters Sarah and Jordan.