Governor Hutchinson’s Strategy for Arkansas
STATE OF ARKANSAS
April 19, 2017
One of my highest priority goals as Governor of the State of Arkansas has been to provide integrity and accountability to all executive operations by ensuring the efficient and responsive administration of the state’s agencies, commissions, and boards.
In addition to the moves already taken to consolidate agencies, streamline services and better utilize taxpayer dollars, I have named Amy Fecher as Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). I have no doubt that her experience will provide valuable insight and direction as we take these first steps to reach our goals to increase savings, modernize operations, and reduce excessive bureaucracy. This effort will require the assistance of all state agencies, commissions, and boards.
I will prioritize efficiencies such as formulating a statewide strategic plan, centralizing state services and increasing utilization of online services and citizen participation. Increasing efficiencies to conserve state resources is the best way to return money to the pockets of hard-working taxpayers and deliver better state services to Arkansans.
As we turn our focus more and more on creating leaner government services in Arkansas, I am issuing these Guidelines and Instructions for Preparing and Submitting Agency Strategic Plans along with my Strategy for Arkansas. Under my leadership and the steadfast guidance of Ms. Fecher, I am confident that these agency strategic plans will begin the process of transforming Arkansas to an efficient and responsive state government tied to my core values of leadership, efficiency, accountability, integrity, results, and transparency.
In the words of Henry Ford, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” When we work together, there is nothing our state can’t accomplish. It’s not a Model T, but it’s a model that’s reliable, efficient, and makes state government work well for everyone.
Providing integrity and accountability to all Executive operations of state government by efficiently and responsively leading Arkansas’s investment in our citizens, businesses, communities, and institutions.
Grow the economy of Arkansas by efficiently and responsively leveraging state investments in human, physical, and fiscal resources, while improving the quality of life for Arkansans.
Leadership, Efficiency, Accountability, Integrity, Results, Transparency, Urgency, Excellence
Grow: Create jobs and grow Arkansas’s economy
Educate: Support a path of life-long learning for Arkansans
Healthy: Accessible care and active lifestyles
Safe: Protecting the public’s safety and security
Efficient and Responsive: Transform the culture of state government
Quality of Life: