Farewell to Our September Retirees!

After long careers of faithful service to the State of Georgia, please join us in extending congratulations and farewell to all of Team Georgia’s August 2017opens in new documentopens in new document  and September 2017 retirees! We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication!

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Steve Fanczi awarded the 2017 President’s Award from the Parking Association of Georgia

David SantaAna, Director of Parking Augusta University Steve Fanczi, Deputy Executive Director Georgia Building Authority Diane Hale, Director Georgia Building Authority

Congratulations goes out to Steve Fanczi, Deputy Executive Director of the Georgia Building Authority, for being awarded the 2017 President’s Award from the Parking Association of Georgia.  Steve’s leadership with the Georgia Building Authority and his contribution to the Parking Industry helped established high customer standards, a team-oriented workplace and created innovative parking solutions for parking professionals throughout the state. Steve created a reporting mechanism called G-stat which is a compilation of baseline data and a methodology used to create evaluation metrics that allows employees and customers to rate staff and/or service. All of this data is compiled and compared to industry standards to create an overall GBA scorecard.  As a result of customer satisfaction, parking has risen from 72% to 91% in 2016.

Under Steve’s leadership, GBA has won two Building Owners Office Building of the Year Awards(TOBY) for the design and construction of office buildings on Capitol Hill; and won two Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) awards. GBA has also been recognized during 2013 -2016 for three Awards of Excellence by the International Parking Institute for the innovation of Liberty Plaza, design of South Deck and the Restoration and Rehabilitation of 90 Central Parking Deck. Steve embodies all the traits of a great leader. You do not just feel like you work for him, but rather with him.

2016-2017 State Charitable Contributions Program Awards

Commissioner Christopher Nunn, Candi Jones, and Calvin Rhodes accepting the Commissioner’s Award on behalf of Georgia Technology Authority

For over 34 years, the State Charitable Contributions Program has been the official workplace giving campaign for state employees and the university system.  During the 2016-17 campaign, SCCP had over 1300 participating charities with a wide variety of missions. On Wednesday, May 31, SCCP hosted it’s annual awards program to acknowledge 25 agencies and universities whose dedication to the campaign, helped exceed its fundraising goals.

Governor Nathan Deal, chairman of the 2016-17  campaign delivered a speech emphasizing the importance of the types of programs SCCP supports and how many of those programs supplement state government programs (such as programs for abused children, and those that provide books and/or other educational support services). “Education is the great equalizer,” stated Gov. Deal.

Through efforts of the State Charitable Contributions Program, state employees were able to make a difference in Georgia’s communities by pledging more than $1.4 million to participating charities.

Keynote speaker, Blythe Keeger Robinson, President and CEO of Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers stated, “Much of this work could not be done without the compassion and support of Georgia’s state employees.” She shared several success stories of kids who have  benefited from their program. Their program was founded to help working women with child care needs, and serves over 3600 children and their families every year. Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers is just one of many programs that exemplifies the  initiative of State Charitable Contributions Program.

Compassion for Georgia’s local communities is constantly displayed through the fundraising efforts of state employees and the university system. Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016-2017 State Charitable Contributions Program Awards, and thank you for your service!

Click hereopens in new document for a full list of the SCCP Awards recipients. Also, learn more about how you can become involved with the State Charitable Contributions program by visiting www.gasccp.org