Drive to Excellence Program
Also known as:
State of Minnesota's Drive to Excellence
Active dates:2004 -2010
Function: Make the services of the state government more efficient, cost-effective, and customer-friendly to citizens and businesses.
Initial objectives included:
- Reform the way the state purchases goods and services
- Consolidate state construction codes oversight
- Reform and strengthen management and operations of the state's information technology infrastructure
- Reform state licensing of individuals and businesses, including increased electronic licensing and a "one-stop" licensing shop on the Internet
- Reform the way the state manages its buildings
- Reform the way the state manages grants by implementing common procedures
The Drive to Excellence initiative began in the spring of 2004 with a call to action. A Transformation Roadmap for the state was created between August, 2004 and January, 2005. The implementation of the roadmap was to take place in stages over the next few years.
An official press release launching the "Drive to Excellence" was distributed September 9, 2004.
On April 4, 2005, the governor signed and announced the executive orders setting the first six project initiatives into motion.
The Drive to Excellence Summary Report (2010) outlines the development of the Drive to Excellence program and summarizes program outcomes.
Dana Badgerow, Chair, Commissioner, Department of Administration
Scott Brener, Commissioner, Department of Labor and Industry
Michael Campion, Commissioner, Department of Public Safety
Cal Ludeman, Acting Commissioner, Department of Human Services
Peggy Ingison, Commissioner, Department of Finance
Dan Salomone, Commissioner, Department of Revenue
Gopal Khanna, State CIO, Office of Enterprise Technology
Sara Schlauderaff, Governor's Office
Dan McElroy, Governor's Senior Advisor on Innovation
Kathy Sibbel, Drive to Excellence Project Office
Dan McElroy; Chair, Dana B. Badgerow
The Drive to Excellence Web site contained a lot of information on the work of the program.
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