Governor Robert Bentley today appointed 22 members to serve on the Alabama Commission on Improving State Government.
The Commission will work with the Legislature and the Governor's Policy Office to analyze and explore new ways to reduce government spending with minimal or no reduction to essential state services.
The committee members include: Finance Director David Perry, Treasurer Young Boozer State Personnel Director Jackie Graham, Auditor Sam Shaw, ADO Director Seth Hammett, Mental Health Commissioner Zelia Baugh, Ruffner Page, Mike Thompson, Charles McCrary, Tom Hamby, Johnny Johns, John McMahon, Judy Bonner, Retired General Ed Crowell, Will Sellers, Billy Powell, Alfred Seawright, Bill Wallace, and Greg Powell.
Ex-Officio members of the committee include Jim Williams, Executive Director of the Public Affairs Research Institute, Gary Palmer, President of the Alabama Policy Institute, and Leslie Meadows, Program Director for Auburn University Montgomery's Certified Public Manager Program.
Lt. Governor Kay Ivey will serve as Chairman of the Commission.
A preliminary report of recommendations by the Commission will be delivered to Governor Bentley by June 1st. Following action on recommendations in the preliminary report, a comprehensive review will begin to evaluate all branches of state government to identify additional recommendations to improve efficiencies and reduce costs while protecting essential services.