Governor appoints new tax collector in Gilchrist County

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GILCHRIST COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)-- Michael McElroy, of Trenton, was appointed Friday to be the new tax collector of Gilchrist County.

McElroy is currently a branch manager at Ameris Bank. He’s served more than 30 years as president and treasurer of the county’s Chamber of Commerce.

He’s served on the Board of the Gilchrist County State Housing Initiative Partnership Program and Gilchrist County Education Foundation.

McElroy will fill the position vacated by Barbara Merritt, who stepped down in March for personal reasons.