Augusta Chronicle - Augusta, Georgia
Government management touted
By Adam Folk | Staff Writer
"He wanted to change the culture when he came into office," Mr. Lientz said.
Speaking at the club's Washington Road center, Mr. Lientz touted his department's cooperation with the Commission for a New Georgia, a nonprofit corporation whose members include CEOs and other Georgia business leaders, in meeting the governor's mission to make Georgia the best-managed state by 2007.
Mr. Lientz said that the mission has created a "new energy" in the state's workers and is facilitating a business-focused state government.
"This is not the old Georgia; it's not the Georgia that many of us grew up in and worked in for many years," Mr. Lientz said. "It requires a new focus in how we look at things and how we do things. This is where exactly the business focus and the business expertise of the Commission for a New Georgia have come together with our emphasis very well."
Among the accomplishments, he mentioned the establishment of a fleet management system to catalog and track all state vehicles, the implementation of online auctions for the state's surplus property and the appointment of the state's first property officer to keep track of Georgia's building and land across the state.
"I think that's been very good for us," he said.
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From the Tuesday, August 15, 2006 edition of the Augusta Chronicle