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Will Kitzhaber make a change at ODOT? We’ll know next week

Posted by on February 10th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Last month we delved into the possibility of Governor Kitzhaber naming a new Director at the Oregon Department of Transportation. Today, Kitzhaber’s office released a statement saying he has completed a “review process” of agency directors and that he’ll make a final decision about who stays and who goes next week. Read the statement below and stay tuned…

Governor Kitzhaber Completes Agency Director Review Process

Following up on his December request for the resignation of 24 agency directors to ensure the state is led by a team that shares a common commitment to transforming Oregon government, Governor Kitzhaber today announced he has completed his review and decided on which resignations to accept. The Governor made clear his priority of building a team that improves the efficiency, productivity, transparency and accountability of state agencies and programs through outcome-based management.

“Our new approach to state government requires that state agency heads be change agents,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “Our team shares a common agenda to change the way the state does business, and agency heads know they will be held accountable for results.”

The Governor will announce the names of his agency directors the week of February 14, after completing personnel and transition matters.

“I appreciate the hard work and commitment all agency directors. Oregonians are lucky to have such talented public servants committed to delivering needed services in the most efficient, effective means possible,” said Governor Kitzhaber.

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