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.