Transformation in Arkansas State Government

Amy Fetcher Chief Transformation OfficerSince taking office in 2015, Governor Asa Hutchinson has continued to identify a number of efficiencies and cost-saving measures to streamline state operations and put money back into the pocket of hard-working Arkansans.

In December of 2016, Governor Hutchinson appointed Amy Fecher as Chief Transformation Officer within the Governor’s Office to drive the implementation of these initiatives. In February of 2017, the Governor created the Transformation Advisory Board and asked 15 people in public service and private industry to serve on the board voluntarily to assist the chief transformation officer in evaluating proposals and making recommendations to the Governor on savings opportunities.

View a timeline of the Governor’s transformation efforts. *updated 4/18/19

On October 3, 2018, Governor Hutchinson announced his Transformation plan to reorganize the amount of cabinet-level agencies from 42 to 15.

On April 11, 2019, Governor Hutchinson signed the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019 into law. 

To see the details of his plan, see the following links:

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Governor Hutchinson Announces Formation of Transition Team to Aid with State Government Transformation

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Governor Hutchinson Applauds Final Passage of Historic Legislation to Transform State Government

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Governor Announces Transformation Plan To Cut Cabinet-Level Agencies from 42 to 15

First comprehensive reorganization effort in 50 years

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