We’re the nonpartisan organization of the nation’s governors.
Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association is the voice of the nation’s governors and one of the most respected public policy organizations in the country. The association’s members are the governors of the 55 states, territories and commonwealths. Members come to the association from across the political spectrum, but NGA itself is boldly nonpartisan. Because of that, governors can share best practices, speak with an informed voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve citizens’ lives through state government and support the principles of federalism.
WHAT NGA DOES
Through NGA, governors identify priority issues and deal with matters of public policy and governance at the state, national and global levels. Our research arm, NGA Solutions, helps in developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges. Our advocacy team ensures that states are a strong voice in Washington, D.C. We also provide total consultative services, including management and technical assistance to both new and incumbent governors, their senior executive staff and trusted advisors.
WHAT NGA OFFERS
NGA is the premier resource for not only governors but also for their cabinet members, the U.S. Congress, private business enterprise and the international community. NGA offers an array of services to help collaboratively tell the states’ story. Thanks to decades of broad expertise, NGA is able to work side-by-side with state leaders to identify challenges, help governors stay ahead of the curve and offer solutions before challenges become problems.
We do that through robust, long-standing programs like NGA Advocacy, helping states find their policy voice, and NGA Solutions, helping states find collective answers to common issues. We also do it through new and innovative programs like NGA Global, which supports state economies through international trade, and NGA Future, which helps states identify policy challenges and opportunities posed by new technology.
We believe in bringing creative skills, thoughts and ideas to the table. Connect with our leadership team, learn more about the Executive Committee, and meet the people on our staff who are keeping NGA innovative. We’d love to hear from you.
NGA facilitates discussion and debate around the most pressing policy topics facing the states. When our members gather to conduct the business of government, there’s no campaign fundraising and no political posturing.