Superintendent Douglas Appoints New Designee to School Facilities Board

Published: January 2nd, 2018


Current School Facilities Administrator with Three Decades of Building Construction and Facility Management Experience

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(Phoenix, Ariz., Jan 2, 2018) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today appointed Gregory J. Gilliam as her designee to the Arizona School Facilities Board.

“I am proud to appoint Mr. Gilliam as my designee,” Superintendent Douglas said. “As a current Director of Maintenance and Operations at a school district, he will be bringing a frontline perspective to School Facility Board decisions. I look forward to having him as my eyes and ears on the Board.”

“It is my honor to serve as Superintendent Douglas’s designee to the board,” said Mr. Gilliam. “I am excited to bring first-hand knowledge of District needs for the Board’s consideration.”

Gregory Gilliam has served as the Director of Maintenance and Operations of the Glendale Elementary School District for the last four years.

Prior to that Mr. Gilliam served in various facilities management capacities for the City of Phoenix, including Aviation Superintendent and Facilities Management and Alarm Service Superintendent. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Management from Grand Canyon University, is a certified Journeyman Electrician (IBEW Local 640) and has accreditations from the American Association of Airport Executives, the United States Green Building Council, and the Association of Energy Engineers.

Before working for the City of Phoenix he worked in residential and commercial contracting. Mr. Gilliam is a US Army veteran who served in the famed 82nd ABN Infantry out of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.

The Arizona School Facilities Board is charged with administering three capital funds; Building Renewal, Deficiencies Renewal and New School Facilities. The Board consists of nine members, appointed by the Governor, along with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Superintendent Douglas’s appointment of Mr. Gilliam as her designee is part of her ongoing commitment to assure that Arizona School Facilities are adequately funded.

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