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Farewell March Retirees

Clayton Carter

Clayton Carter is this month’s featured retiree! Clayton is retiring from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Office of Transportation Data after 28 years of service to the State. Clayton is retiring on March 28 and looking forward to hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Congratulations and farewell to Clayton and all of Team Georgia’s newest retirees!

Here is the list of March 2014 Retirees.

Are you, or is someone you know, retiring soon? Send us a horizontal photo to feature here on this website!

DNR Launches Interactive Map of Recreational Lands

Outdoor Map

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities. The “Georgia Outdoor Map“ includes state parks, wildlife management areas, public fishing areas, boat ramps, and historic sites. Users are able to search by category to find locations where they can camp, hunt, hike, fish or explore history.

“With this web-based tool, users can easily see what types of outdoor recreation are available in all parts of the state,” said DNR Commissioner Mark Williams. “The map includes all DNR properties open for public use, from the smallest historic site to the largest wildlife management area. It offers a quick way to find boat ramps, campgrounds, archery ranges and other places for enjoying the great outdoors.”

The idea for the new map came from within Georgia DNR’s IT team, which spent 18 months working with Google to bring the map from concept to launch. DNR team members included Sam Lyles, John Martin, Michael Chadwell, Gary Beale and Farida Lammari. It is the first map of its type offered by a Georgia state agency.

“We are proud to offer this new resource to Georgia’s citizens and visitors,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “We are blessed here in Georgia with a state that is rich in both natural and cultural resources. I want to encourage Georgians to use this interactive tool to find new places to explore.”

The “Georgia Outdoor Map” can be visited using any device with a web browser including desktops, phones and tablets. By checking criteria fields, users can find recreational opportunities, directions, handicap accessibility, telephone numbers and website links for more details. The tool also offers a “near me” function to help users determine which recreational opportunities are closest to them.

To view the free, interactive map, visit www.georgiaoutdoormap.com.



March is Purchasing Month

Purchasing Month3 Staff from the Georgia Department of Administrative Services’ Purchasing Division visit Gov. Nathan Deal to celebrate Purchasing Month in Georgia.

Governor Nathan Deal has signed a proclamation declaring March as “Purchasing Month” in Georgia – a month when the state will recognize the purchasing and materials management professions who play a significant role in the efficiency and effectiveness of both the public and private sectors by balancing and negotiating time, source and price.

More than 600 state, local, and federal employees provide valuable training and educational services in the areas of procurement and materials management.

Throughout the month, the Georgia Chapter of NIGP, Inc., GPAG, and other professional purchasing associations will engage in efforts to inform the public about the important role played by the purchasing profession in business, industry, and government.