We work closely with governors’ Washington, D.C., office representatives, state-federal contacts and other state and local government organizations to maximize the effectiveness of NGA’s lobbying activities. Specifically, our staff serve as policy experts and liaisons to Congress and executive branch agencies and coordinate the work and policy activities of NGA committees.
Governors have been on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus. NGA provides policy experts for response management, serves as a liaison to Congress and federal agencies, and facilitates state cooperation and collaboration as governors address both the public health and economic aspect of this crisis. For more please see our coronavirus response page.
Richard Lukas—Legislative Director
Mary Catherine Ott—Legislative Director
Stephen Parker—Legislative Director
Maribel Ramos—Legislative Director
Alex Whitaker—Legislative Director
Neil Ohlhausen—Legislative Associate
Courtney Scarbin—Legislative Coordinator