A List of Point People and Websites Overseeing the Stimulus in the States

By: - August 27, 2009 12:00 am

  Point Person Web Site
Alabama Chief Justice Drayton Nabers
  1. stimulus.alabama.gov
Alaska none
  1. Alaska Division of Finance
  2. Alaska.gov/recovery
Arizona Director of Governor’s Office of Economic Recovery James J. Apperson
  1. Governor Brewer’s Office of Economic Recovery
Arkansas none
  1. Recovery.Arkansas.Gov
California Cynthia Bryant, the governor’s deputy chief of staff, is the stimulus czar while Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick is the inspector general. Assemblyman Manuel Perez leads the Stimulus, Economic Recovery and Jobs Task Force.
  1. California economic recovery portal
Colorado Don Elliman, director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development
  1. Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability
Connecticut Matthew Fritz, special Assistant to the governor, and Mary Anne O’Neill, associate legal counsel to the governor
  1. Connecticut Recovery Initiative
Delaware Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn (D)
Florida Don Winstead, deputy secretary of the Department of Children and Families
  1. FlaRecovery.com
Georgia Celeste Osborn, deputy chief financial officer
  1. Open Georgia
  2. Georgia Stimulus Accountability
Hawaii Chief of Staff Barry Fukunaga
  1. HI-Way to Economic Recovery
Idaho Wayne Hammon, director of the Division of Financial Management
  1. Accountability.Idaho.gov
Illinois Jack Lavin, chief operating officer
  2. Open Book
  3. Expenditures Statewide
Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob will oversee the competitive grants portions of the stimulus package
  1. Invest.in.gov
  2. Active Contracts and QPAs
Iowa Director of State-Federal Relations Jon Murphy
  1. Iowa’s Economic Recovery
  2. Iowa Legislative Services Agency:
  3. Federal Economic Stimulus Package
Kansas Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson heads the newly formed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Advisory Group
  1. Kansas Recovery
  2. KanView: Kansas Revenues and Expenditures Search
Kentucky Larry Hayes, secretary of the governor’s executive Cabinet, heads the interagency task force overseeing the stimulus
  1. Kentucky at Work
  2. OpenDoor: Kentucky’s Portal to eTransparency
  3. V.I.E.W.: Vendor Income & Expense Watch
  4. Check It Out Kentucky!
Louisiana none
  1. LA TRAC: Louisiana Transparency & Accountability
Maine Ryan Low, commissioner for the Department of Administrative and Financial Services
  1. Recovery and Reinvestment Transparency
Maryland none
  1. StateStat: Recovery
  2. Maryland Funding Accountability & Transparency
Massachusetts Real estate professional Jeffrey A. Simon
  1. Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Plan
Michigan Leslee Fritz, member of the governor’s executive office communications’ team, will oversee the newly created Michigan Economic Recovery Office
  1. Michigan Recovery & Reinvestment Plan
Minnesota Tom Hanson, state budget office director
  1. Minnesota Management & Budget: Stimulus Information
Mississippi Marie Thomas Sanderson, director of federal policy for the governor
  1. stimulus.ms.gov
  2. Mississippi Management & Reporting System
Missouri Paul Wilson, senior counsel to the governor for budget and finance
  2. Missouri Accountability Portal
Montana David Ewer, budget director
  1. Governor’s Montana Recovery site
Nebraska Budget Administrator Gerry Oligmueller
  1. Recovery.Nebraska.gov
Nevada Mendy Elliott, the governor’s deputy chief of staff
  1. Nevada Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  2. Nevada Open Government
New Hampshire Deputy Attorney General Orville “Bud” Fitch heads a newly created office to manage the funds
  1. NH Office of Economic Recovery
New Jersey Governor’s chief of staff, Ed McBride, and Matt Boxer, state comptroller
  1. NJ Recovery and Reinvestment Plan
New Mexico Tony Anaya, former governor
  1. New Mexico Recovery and Reinvestment Intiative
New York Timothy J. Gilchrist, senior advisor to the governor for infrastructure and transportation of the New York State Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Cabinet
  1. New York State Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  2. Open Book New York
North Carolina Dempsey Benton, former secretary of the state of health and human services department
  1. NCRecovery.gov
  2. Community Resource Information System
North Dakota Sheila Peterson, fiscal director, North Dakota Office of Management and Budget
  1. North Dakota Fiscal Management
  2. North Dakota Economic Enhancement Program
Ohio Former U.S. diplomat Ronald Richardson
  1. Ohio.gov | Recovery
Oklahoma State Auditor Steve Burrage
  1. recovery.ok.gov
  2. OpenBooks: Oklahoma’s Finances Online and In Action
Oregon  Brian Shipley, deputy chief of staff, is leading the governor’s state economic recovery team
  1. Oregon Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Pennsylvania Ronald J. Naples, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, serves as chief accountability office while General Services Secretary James Creedon is the stimulus implementation director
  1. recovery.pa.gov
  2. Pennsylvania Contracts e-Library
  3. Investment Tracker
Rhode Island Deputy Chief of Staff Beverly Najarian
  1. State of Rhode Island Office of Economic
  2. Recovery & Reinvestment
  3. State of Rhode Island Treasury Online Checkbook
South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom
  1. South Carolina Spend Transparency
South Dakota Jason Dilges, commissioner of the state Bureau of Finance and Management
  1. South Dakota Legislature: House Stimulus Plan
  2. OPEN SD
Tennessee Charles Harrison, assistant to the state’s comptroller of the treasury
  1. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Texas The governor has not named a stimulus point person; Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (R) State Rep. Jim Dunnam (D) as chair of the Texas House Select Committee on Economic Stimulus.
  1. Tracking the Texas Stimulus
  2. Texas Stimulus Fund
  3. Window on State Government: Where the Money Goes
Utah Mike Mower, state planning coordinator
  1. Recovery.Utah.gov
Vermont Tom Evslin, former state transportation secretary
  1. Vermont Economic Stimulus and Recovery Portal
Virginia Wayne Turnage, governor’s chief of staff
  1. Stimulus.Virginia.gov
  2. Commonwealth Data Point
Washington Jill Satran, policy adviser to the governor
  1. Recovery.wa.gov
  2. Washington State Fiscal Information
West Virginia State Rep. Nancy Guthrie (D)
  1. West Virginia Stimulus/American Recovery Act Information
  2. State Agency Grant Awards
Wisconsin Gary Wolter, utility company executive
  1. Wisconsin Office of Recovery and Reinvestment
Wyoming Lynne Boomgaarden, director of the office of state lands and investments
  1. Wyoming Recovery and Reinvestment Plan
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