WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will host the nation’s governors for its 2013 Annual Meeting, Aug. 2-4. This will mark the second time NGA has held its Annual Meeting in the state since 1914.
“NGA is excited to be gathering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the 2013 Annual Meeting,” said NGA Chair Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. “Milwaukee will serve as an excellent setting for the nation’s governors to come together and meet in bipartisan forums on the critical issues facing our states and America.”
NGA’s nine-governor executive committee selected Milwaukee for its first-class hotel and meeting facilities, as well as the city’s overall appeal. Wisconsin’s strong bid demonstrated the state’s ability to meet all of the association’s criteria for hosting an Annual Meeting, including numbers of properties and venues needed; hotel accommodations; and transportation, security and volunteers needs.
“The 2013 NGA Annual Meeting is a tremendous opportunity to showcase Wisconsin. Governors and their families from across the nation will be in attendance, and Milwaukee will serve as an excellent place for us to gather and discuss issues of importance to all governors,” said Gov. Scott Walker. “NGA meetings offer governors the opportunity to sit together and focus on solutions and ideas that improve state government and strengthen the federal-state partnership. I am honored that my fellow governors have selected us as their host and am thrilled for the opportunity to showcase all that this wonderful state has to offer.”
Wisconsin hosted the NGA Annual Meeting in Madison in 1914 and in Milwaukee in 1998.
This is one of the organization’s two official business meetings held each year. The next Winter Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., February 25-27. The next Annual Meeting will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia, July 13-15, 2012.
Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.’s most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the governors of the 50 states, three territories and two commonwealths. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges through the NGA Center for Best Practices. For more information, visit www.nga.org.