Governor Brian P. Kemp recognizes Georgia’s public procurement professionals with a proclamation honoring Purchasing Month

On Monday, March 4, the Georgia Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Procurement (NIGP), members of DOAS leadership and State of Georgia procurement staff, were presented a Proclamation from Governor Brian P. Kemp, declaring March as 2019 Procurement Month.

During the month of March, DOAS and professional purchasing associations like the Georgia Chapter of NIGP, will put forth efforts to inform the public about the impact purchasing professionals in business, industry, and government have on the community.

DOAS will host the 3rd Annual Georgia Procurement Conference (GPC 2019) and Exhibitor Expo, on April 23 -25, 2019. GPC is the state’s premier event for public procurement professionals and supplier partners. For more information visit,

Congratulations and Farewell to our January 2019 Retirees!

This month’s featured retiree is Donna Prince, Parole Investigator with the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Prince started her career with the State Board of Pardons and Paroles as a Secretary 1 in the Interstate Compact Unit. She transferred to the Douglasville Parole Office in 1992 before leaving the agency to work with Federal Probation in 1994.
In February of 1998, Prince returned to her career with the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles as a Secretary 1, in the Douglasville Parole Office. Prince was promoted in 2000 and again in 2002 to the position of Parole Investigator. 

After long careers of faithful service to the State of Georgia, please join us in extending congratulations and farewell to Donna and all of Team Georgia’s  January 2019 Retirees!

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Portrait Unveiling of Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal at State Capitol

On Thursday, Jan 3, an unveiling of the official portrait of Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal was held at the Georgia State Capitol. Gov. Deal and Mrs. Deal were joined by chief of staff Chris Riley, House Speaker David Ralston, and many others to celebrate this pivotal moment.

Gov. Deal has a multitude of achievements when it comes to driving forward Georgia’s successes. However, painter Thomas Nash, added his touch of remarkable symbolism to highlight some significant achievements of Deal’s time in office, including:

  • The scales of justice representing Deal’s leadership on criminal justice reforms.
  • A toy car representing economic development achievements and Georgia’s distinction of the No. 1 state for business for six consecutive years. During Deal’s time in office, companies including Mercedes-Benz USA, Kia Motors and Porsche North America located major operations in Georgia.
  • An apple on top of a children’s book representing investments in education and Mrs. Deal’s visits to 1,000 schools across the state.
  • A copy of “Memories of the Mansion,” authored by Mrs. Deal with co-authors Dr. Catherine M. Lewis and Dr. Jennifer Dickey, that shares the history of the Governor’s Mansion through the stories and experiences of former first families of Georgia.
  • A construction crane representing the ongoing construction of the new 224,500-square-foot judicial complex on the corner of Capitol Avenue and Memorial Drive.

“We should all be mindful that the accomplishments of the last eight years are not something I did alone,” said Deal. “No single office or person should seek credit for such efforts. All of the things symbolized in this portrait were made possible by unsung heroes who had important roles in bringing various initiatives to fruition, and for that I am truly thankful. So many people are a part of this portrait, as we are all committed to furthering the gains we have made, and we are all dedicated to a stronger economy, better opportunities through education and a state that values justice. I am indeed proud of what we have achieved, together, these last eight years.”

The portrait will be displayed outside the governor’s office on the second floor of the Capitol.

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