Doug Hanson: What is the 309 Task Force for Building Renewal?
The Mission of the 309 Task Force is to address the state’s sizable need for deferred building repairs and improvements to the extent possible with available funding, utilizing those funds wisely and efficiently. The Task Force was created to be an independent entity to prioritize on a statewide level, and then fund the highest priority building renewal projects. The four types of projects allowed are deferred building repair, fire/life safety, energy conservation, and ADA projects. The Task Force works with state agencies on over 3,000 existing state buildings. All agencies, with the exception of the Department of Roads, benefit from Task Force funded projects. The Task Force also provides training opportunities to state employees who are involved in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of state buildings.
Stewardship is at the heart of the Task Force and our work ethic is – get it done, and get it done right. Similar to the Unicameral, the Task Force for Building Renewal is unique to Nebraska and it is a program many other states wish they could replicate.
About the Speaker
Name: Doug Hanson
Agency/Division: Department of Administrative Services Task Force for Building Renewal
Doug Hanson is a long-time state government employee. Doug was employed by the Nebraska Department of Corrections for over 37 years and served as the Agency’s Facilities Engineering Manager. While with Corrections, Doug was responsible for overseeing the Department’s Capital Construction and Deferred Building Renewal Program. In February 2015, Doug was hired as the Administrator for the 309 Task Force for Building Renewal, which serves all state agencies that have state-owned building across Nebraska. Doug has undergraduate degrees in engineering (AAS Civil Engineering & BS in Construction Management) as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. In addition to state government, Doug is also involved in local government having served as an elected official for the City of Hickman since 1988. Doug and his wife Jackie, have two daughters and six grandchildren, all living in the Hickman area.