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“If we really want to change the world, we have to start by changing our own hearts.”

Governor Spencer Cox

“Community Crisis Response Teams have the potential to play an integral role in connecting those suffering from mental health crises with the services they need.”

Governor Phil Murphy

“In the Northern Mariana Islands, we understand the urgent and necessary imperative to transition to clean energy. It’s essential for economic development and energy resiliency.”

Governor Arnold Palacios
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“Our community colleges are critical institutions to the success of our state.”

Governor Katie Hobbs

“Here in Nebraska, we are expanding our bioeconomy. It’s the wave of the future.”

Governor Jim Pillen

“I am committed to creating more housing for every Colorado budget, and by supporting businesses building more efficient housing options, we can lower housing costs and save Coloradans money.”

Governor Jared Polis
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The United States of America is a remarkable tapestry woven from the diverse threads of unique states and territories, each contributing to the rich and intricate fabric of our collective identity. States and territories are where innovative ideas and policies are born, and successful policies become beacons of inspiration, demonstrating the power of local solutions to national challenges. America’s Governors are the architects of these policies and the custodians of our diverse and vibrant culture.

Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the voice of the nation’s Governors and a leading forum for bipartisan policy solutions. Through NGA convenings, programs and task forces, Governors work together across party lines to confront common challenges and shape federal policy. NGA advances bipartisan dialogue, fosters policy innovation, facilitates information-sharing, advocates bipartisan policy priorities, conducts research and data development, and provides technical assistance in support of the leaders of the nation’s 55 states, territories and commonwealths.


Americans need to disagree better. And by that we don’t mean that we need to be nicer to each other, although that’s helpful. We need to learn to disagree in a way that allows us to find solutions and solve problems instead of endlessly bickering.

The Disagree Better initiative will look at the problems of polarization, elevate the solutions that groups around the country are already implementing, and feature Governors showing what disagreeing better looks like.Through healthy conflict, we’re confident that we can find common ground and improve our families, our communities and our nation. Together, we can disagree better.

– Utah Governor Spencer Cox, NGA Chair

Center for Best Practices

Teams from the Center for Best Practices work with state policy leaders and other experts in fostering information sharing between states to research, develop and implement innovative solutions to public policy challenges. The only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s Governors, the Center facilitates multi-state pilot programs, convenes subject-matter experts and hosts policy development forums across 14 program areas.

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Member Services

NGA’s membership team provides resources and assistance to Governors, Governors’ Spouses and their staff from election day through the final year in office. Through a variety of programs, NGA brings together senior staff to share innovative approaches to managing their offices, while NGA’s library of publications offers detailed analyses on topics from Governor’s office operation models to state government leadership practices.

Government Affairs

The Office of Government Relations works to ensure that Governors’ views are represented in shaping federal policy. Serving as policy experts and liaisons to Congress and executive branch agencies, NGA provides legislative analysis, tracks grant opportunities and shares guidance on implementation of federal policies – working closely with Governors, state-federal contacts and other state and local government organizations to coordinate state advocacy and action.

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