January 17, 2019

Steve Stancil announces retirement as Georgia’s State Property Officer, effective February 1

On behalf of the Georgia Building Authority, Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission, and the State Properties Commission, Steve Stancil has announced his retirement from public service. A dedicated public servant for over 28 years, Stancil was appointed in 2008 by Governor Sonny Perdue, and re-appointed in 2012 by Governor Nathan Deal.  Directing the construction and management of the state’s properties, Stancil served the Executive Director of the Georgia Building Authority and State Properties Commission, and the Director of the Georgia Financing and Investment Commission, Construction Division.

As the State Property Officer, he was responsible for management of the state’s capital assets, including the state’s real property assets, management of buildings on Capitol Hill, and project management on state construction projects.  Under his tenure, the State constructed more than $4 billion in projects funded through bonds, and realized close to $100 million in state revenue collections from the sale of surplus property and rent. Stancil also made several significant improvements to Capitol Hill, including the construction of the South Parking Deck, the Office of Planning and Budget located at 2 Capitol Square, Liberty Plaza, the Capitol Square Extension roadway, and, most recently, the new Judicial Complex scheduled to come online in 2020.

Prior to being named the State Property Officer, Stancil served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA).  Stancil oversaw the development of GRTA’s successful Developments of Regional Impact review process and the implementation of Xpress, the first regional commuter coach service in metropolitan Atlanta. He began his career as a real estate broker at Century 21 Max Stancil Realty Company, which he co-owned with his father.  In 1988, he ran and won a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the communities of Jasper, Talking Rock, Ball Ground, Woodstock, Canton, Holly Springs, and Waleska. He authored the first legislation to provide for the transfer of development rights to protect needed greenspace in fast-growing areas, the law creating the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority, and also co-authored the Constitutional Amendment that encourages infill by improving blighted properties.  In 1992, he was nominated to serve as the Speaker of the House, and that same year, elected as the House Republican leader.  Stancil served as a representative for 13 total years before accepting the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor in 2002.

Stancil served in the U.S. Air Force, and earned an associate’s degree from Reinhardt University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.  He and his wife Cristal have three sons, and are both members of Canton First United Methodist Church.