Wednesday, Governor Hogan signed an executive order establishing the Governor’s Subcabinet on Infrastructure to administer funds and advise on the implementation of the federal Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act (IIJA).
Hogan also named Deputy Chief of Staff Allison S. Mayer as infrastructure director of the new subcabinet.
“We were proud to help push the federal infrastructure law across the finish line, and it will be a great force multiplier for jobs, economic growth, and transformational projects that will leave a lasting impact,” said Governor Hogan. “Our team has been preparing for the implementation of this new law since bipartisan talks first began last year. With Allison’s appointment and the establishment of this new subcabinet, we are taking the next critical steps to advance even more priority projects across the state” (Governor’s press release).
According to the Governor’s press release:
As infrastructure director, Mayer will be responsible for convening the subcabinet and coordinating the state’s implementation plan, including reviewing recommendations from relevant agencies to ensure alignment with administration priorities, ensuring agencies complete required reporting and maximizing the state’s participation in any applicable discretionary grant programs. Mayer will also be charged with liasing with the federal Infrastructure Implementation Task Force, chaired by White House Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, as well as the National Governors Association and other external partners.
Read more Conduit Street blog coverage on IIJA:
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