State Property Officer
Steve Stancil is the State Property Officer, serving as Executive Director of the Georgia Building Authority and State Properties Commission and Director of the Georgia Financing and Investment Commission, Construction Division.
Appointed by the Governor, Stancil is 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 the Stancil’s leadership, GSFIC’s goal is to deliver quality state construction projects on time and within budget. GSFIC manages, on average, between 125 and 150 construction projects with total budget of $1.5 billion. These projects may be in the planning and programming stage, design stage or under construction. As a result of a number of strategic initiatives, GSFIC has seen “on time, on budget” projects increase from 60 percent in FY2007 to 88 percent in FY2010. The goal is 90 percent, or higher.
GSFIC is working with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to administer approximately $35 million of energy-related projects awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Energy. The projects include retro-commissioning, lighting retrofits and new and upgraded control programs. All projects should be completed by Spring 2012.
The State Construction Manual is a primary resource guide for vertical construction for the state. The manual, published by GSFIC in coordination with a volunteer team of architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, project managers and legal advisors, is located at www.scm.georgia.gov. The manual captures best practices for planning, designing, building, delivering and receiving facilities for use by state agencies and entities. An editorial board updates the manual as best practices in the industry evolve.
Prior to being named SPO, 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 truly regional commuter coach service in metropolitan Atlanta.
Stancil was a real estate Broker at Century 21 Max Stancil Realty Company, which he co-owned with his father. In 2002 Stancil was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor, an honor he accepted after having served 13 years in the Georgia State House of Representatives representing the communities of Woodstock Canton Holly Springs, Waleska and Ball Ground. During his time in the State House of Representatives Stancil gained a wealth of experience in numerous policy areas including growth and development, transportation, and budgeting. He authored the first legislation to provide for the transfer of development rights to protect needed green space in fast-growing areas and the law creating the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority. Stancil also co-authored the Constitutional Amendment that encourages infill by improving blighted properties. As a member of the State Planning and Community Affairs Committee, Stancil took part in drafting the Planning Act of 1989,
He is a member of the Cherokee Board of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors and the Board of Trustees at Reinhardt College. Stancil served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He received an associate degree from Reinhardt College and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. Stancil was awarded the "Legislative Service Award" on three different occasions by the Georgia Municipal Association and the Association County Commissioners of Georgia. He and his wife, Cristal, have three sons. Stancil attends Canton First United Methodist Church.