Sid Johnson named as Georgia’s new federal stimulus chief

Georgia has a new federal stimulus czar.
Gov. Sonny Perdue on Tuesday named Sid Johnson, a veteran state government worker, as Director of Stimulus Accountability.
He takes the job as Celeste Osborn, who doubles as the state’s deputy financial officer, announced her retirement at the end of this month.
Johnson will oversee how Georgia spends its $6.35 billion in federal stimulus dollars.
He recently was a faculty member at the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Prior to that Johnson was the director of the Implementation for the Commission for a New Georgia, formed by Perdue to create a more efficient government.

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August 19th, 2009
3:22 pm


August 25th, 2009
8:07 am

I want to help by offering my procurement/supplier diversity experience to Mr. Johnson to assure that stimulus contracts do not merely go to existing contractors and that banks will extend credit to minority and women owned firms who are aware of the contracts. My goal is to carry out the intended goals of the legislation to impact the communities having the worst economic prospects.

Please Wake Up

September 3rd, 2009
4:43 pm

Your republican government at work.”

george s jones

September 15th, 2009
10:40 am

how can i contact sid johnson? i want information about how i can get some stimulus dollers to expand my community internet tv station and to be able to hire extra help, with out the revenue we cant hire thus the unemployment stays the same we want to decrease it.