There is an old adage that says "A pessimist complains about the winds, an optimist hopes they will improve, and a realist adjusts the sails."
Navigating through years of turbulent waters – legislative battles, technological challenges and economic adversity – the Authority has continually adjusted its sails and stayed on course, delivering solid results through excellent revenue management, tight cost controls and outstanding innovation and productivity.
Adjusting our course throughout the journey has been critical, but our success was only made possible by the willingness of 159 clerks of Superior Court to work together for the good of all clerks and the State of Georgia. The Authority was created by clerks for the benefit of clerks, and this symbiotic relationship is paramount to building on our progress to date and achieving even greater results in the future.
From the beginning and rooted to its core, innovation, collaboration and vision have defined the Authority. Although the culture remains the same, the GSCCCA is a very different organization today than the one that opened its doors in 1995. Since its establishment, the Authority has not only fulfilled its original purpose of establishing a statewide system for the indexing of UCC documents, but has successfully developed and implemented, at no cost to the state, a variety of additional projects. Effective collaboration with other state agencies and numerous not-for-profit groups for the benefit of the State of Georgia and its citizens has become one of the hallmarks of the Authority’s success and why it is respected both locally and nationally for its progressive, innovative and effective approach to problem solving.
For over two decades, the Authority has been an innovator within the public records arena and has led the State of Georgia to the forefront of court technology. Using a mix of old-fashioned cooperation and state-of-the-art technology, the GSCCCA has turned ideas that most thought were not possible into realities, and in so doing, has changed the way many do business and made life easier for those accessing real estate records, financing statements, civil and criminal case data, and other legal documents.
As we enter our 22nd year of service, we should not expect the waters to be any calmer than the ones we have already sailed through. In fact, there are signs that the winds may pick up. The pace of change is accelerating, creating new opportunities, new challenges, and new uncertainties. In this environment, we will have to be more nimble and more adept, continuously reevaluate and reimagine every aspect of our business, and out-innovate today, so that we can outperform tomorrow. We are committed to remaining entrepreneurial and strategic, and positioning the Authority for continued preeminence. The Authority is poised to sail through any rough waters ahead and continue our stellar record of innovation and success for decades to come.
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