For Immediate Release - May 22, 2012

Governor’s Council for Innovation Members Sworn In

New Collaborative Effort Aims to Spur Innovation to Improve State Government

Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez with members of the Governor’s Council for Innovation (Photo credit: Eric Haynes / Governor’s Office.)

BOSTON -- Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez swore in the 11 members of the Governor’s Council for Innovation today, continuing the Patrick-Murray Administration’s ongoing efforts to change the way government does business, while achieving savings for taxpayers.

“I am proud to swear in the members of the Governor’s Council for Innovation,” said Secretary Gonzalez. “The wealth of experience and leadership that each member brings will help the Administration support innovation and provide new tools and resources that are critical to everything we do in government including creating jobs, having safer neighborhoods, closing the achievement gap and containing health care costs.”

The Council, established by Executive Order 542 in March 2012, will advise Governor Patrick on the best opportunities to improve government efficiency and use technology to streamline delivery of services to people, businesses and local governments. In addition, the Council will enhance the Administration’s ongoing efforts to improve services to residents, businesses and local governments by engaging with technology experts and entrepreneurs to focus on creating technology upgrades that will help streamline the delivery of services.

A link to Executive Order 542 is: http://www.mass.gov/governor/legislationeexecorder/executiveorder/executive-order-no-542.html .

 

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