The Resource Agency history of the Virginia Secretary of Finance
- Agency history of the Virginia Secretary of Finance
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- In 1970, the Governor's Management Commission Study recommended the creation of six "Deputy Governors" assist the Chief Executive in his managerial duties, compatible functions of government were grouped under these administrative heads, who would serve as the Governors top management team or "secretariats," as they are called now. The General Assembly in 1972 created six Secretariats positions initially. As government reorganized, that number fluctuated when government agencies expanded or consolidated.
- Since the establishment of a secretarial system in 1972, there have been several reorganizations of that system. The financial management function of the state has shifted from under the direction of the Secretary of Finance to the Secretary of Administration; then to Secretary of Administration and Finance and currently back to the Secretary of Finance, through various reorganizations of state government from 1970's to the present. The function of the secretary is to provide sound fiscal management and recommend to the Governor a comprehensive budget for those agencies under his jurisdiction. The secretary's responsibilities are: to monitor programs, services and performance of subordinate state agencies to develop state policies programs for long-range planning and policy formulation; and approve solicitation or acceptance of any donations, gifts or grants; to hold agency heads accountable for their agency's administrative, fiscal and program performance. All secretaries are appointed by the governor and serve at his will.
- Currently the Secretary of Finance is resposible for the direction or jurisdiction over the following state agencies and boards: Dept. of Accounts; Dept. of Planning and Budget; Dept. of Taxation; Dept. of Treasury; Treasury Board; Dept. of Internal Auditor; Virginia Public Building Authority; Virginia College Building Board; Board of Commissioners of the Virginia Public School Authority; and State Council on Local Debt.
- Stuart W. Connock was appointed Secretary of Finance in 1984 by Governor Charles Robb and was reappointed in 1986 by Governor Gerald Baliles and served until his retirement in 1989. Paul W. Timmreck was appointed Secretary by Governor Douglas Wilder in January 1990 and was reappointed by Governor George Allen in 1994. Upon Timmreck's resignation in July 1996, Governor Allen appointed Ronald L. Tillett. Tillet was reappointed by Governor James Gilmore in 1998 and resigned in June 2001. Tillett's assistant, John W. Forbes, replaced him in July 2001 and served until the end of the Gilmore administration in January 2002.
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