Pro Bono Partners
Governor publishes transition plan
On Friday, January 9, then Governor-elect Rauner's Transition Committee published its report for the new administration. The report contains a new vision for Illinois in each of 12 policy areas, 46 critical strategies for each area, and 81 ideas that the new administration can act on in its first hundred days, to begin moving the state towards a new vision of the future.
The report is the product of a remarkable collaboration between 28 Transition Co-Chairs, 44 Policy Co-Chairs, 132 committee members, Civic Consulting Alliance and its pro bono partners. Altogether, more than 40 consultants (33 full-time) from 8 partner firms contributed their time and expertise to ensure a successful transition. As part of their work, the team interviewed hundreds of experts, read more than 1,400 pages of policy memos, and reviewed more than 2,500 ideas submitted by the general public. In addition to the public report, these pro bono teams produced comprehensive on-boarding packets for 14 incoming agency heads, as well as a framework for the transformation of the state's IT and operational capabilities.
"I was consistently impressed by the tremendous commitment of each participant in the process," said John Garabedian, Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group and Co-Chair of the Government Operations Committee. "This transition effort wouldn't have happened without the willingness of all the firms - some of whom compete in the marketplace - to collaborate closely, in the service of a better future for Illinois."
I am working with all levels of government, business and civic leaders, and residents throughout the state to bring back Illinois.