NGA Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations works to ensure that Governors’ views are represented in shaping federal policy by maintaining regular contact with congressional leaders and key administration officials, keeping up-to-date information on critical state–federal issues and coordinating state action.

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.


NGA Task Forces & Council of Governors


Staff

  • Tiffany Waddell—Director of Government Relations
  • Renee Antoine—Legislative Director
  • Tim Carlton—Legislative Director
  • Richard Lukas—Legislative Director
  • Alexis Howard—Legislative Associate
  • Mackenzi Matthews—Legislative Associate
  • Courtney Scarbin—Legislative Associate
  • Abigail Smith Judstra—Legislative Associate

Advocacy Communications Library

Testimony - IFTA

Testimony – IFTA

Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I am Michael Leavitt, Governor of Utah. I am here today not only ...
Testimony - Internet taxation

Testimony – Internet taxation

Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, on behalf of the National Governors' Association and the people of Michigan, thank ...
Testimony - Medicare Reform

Testimony – Medicare Reform

Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today on behalf of the ...
Testimony - Medicare Reform

Testimony – Medicare Reform

Chairman Roth, Senator Moynihan, distinguished Committee Members, thank you for inviting me to testify on the topic of Medicare financing ...
Testimony - Tobacco Settlement Funds

Testimony – Tobacco Settlement Funds

Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to appear before this subcommittee today to testify on the Governors' number one ...