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Cooke Takes Over as Great Lakes PBS Regional Commissioner

John T. Cooke, former Asset Bureau Chief for Cook County government, took the reins as Great Lakes Regional Commissioner for the Public Buildings Service on May 4.

$104M Targeted for Renovation of Three Courthouses

The President's proposed 2016 budget provides more than $104 million for renovation of historic courthouses in Cincinnati, Detroit, and Milwaukee (pictured).

Whipple Dives Deep for Energy Savings

Recent renovations to the Whipple Federal Building, Ft. Snelling, Minn., have lowered energy and water use 40% or more. The building's geothermal system (pictured here) circulates heating and cooling fluids underground to reach a consistent 50 degree starting point.

Heritage Award, StarTribune Pay Homage to Renovated Minneapolis FOB

Check out this feature article and photos of the Minneapolis Federal Building's award-winning makeover as she prepares to celebrate 100 years.

Gold Rush!

11 West Quincy Court, once a famed 1930s department store and now Chicago's newest federal building, has captured four design awards and LEED® Gold certification with its modern, open space redesign.

Ann P. Kalayil, Regional Administrator

Ann P. KalayilWelcome to the Great Lakes Region of the U.S. General Services Administration. At GSA, we are committed to fostering an effective, sustainable, and transparent government for the American people and to providing innovative solutions to federal agencies.

The Great Lakes Region supports federal agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, helping them access workspace, telecommunications, information technology, vehicles, and thousands of other goods and services. 

GSA also strives to find sustainable solutions that help reduce the federal government’s environmental footprint.

In the Great Lakes Region, our 950 employees are dedicated to achieving the agency’s goals of innovation, customer intimacy, and operational excellence. We encourage you to learn more about how GSA delivers value and promotes efficiency to the federal community and, ultimately, the American people.

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