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January 15, 2009

Governor Douglas Announces Vermont Federal Recovery Office

Project team to act as single point of contact, provide coordination and expertise

Montpelier, VT – Today Governor Jim Douglas announced the creation of the Vermont Federal Recovery Office to act as a single point of contact and coordinate recovery projects within the State of Vermont. The Office will be located within the Agency of Administration.

“My Administration has been working on coordinating projects that could potentially qualify for anticipated federal recovery funds,” said Governor Douglas. “This office is the next step in that process, and will provide high-level coordination and ground-level expertise to expedite projects when federal funds are received,” he said.

The office will be directed by Jim Bush, the current Assistant Director of Program Development at the Agency of Transportation. Bush is a registered professional engineer in and has worked for the State of Vermont since 2004 following 35 years of service at the Federal Highway Administration.

A federal recovery and stimulus package has been the focus of discussions in Washington for several months. Governor Douglas, the Vice-Chair of the National Governors’ Association, has met with President-Elect Obama and has testified on Capital Hill to ensure any potential monies have sufficient flexibility to allow states to begin projects as soon as possible. Vermont’s Congressional Delegation has also been working diligently to allocate recovery funds for state projects and services.

Source: Office of the Governor
Last Updated at: January 15, 2009 08:57:42