NGA Center for Best Practices

The NGA Center for Best Practices teams and divisions develop innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges. The center is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s Governors.

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Council of Governors Holds 29th Plenary Meeting

Council of Governors Holds 29th Plenary Meeting

The 29th Plenary meeting of the Council of Governors was held yesterday, July 11, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Council serves as a forum for 10 presidentially appointed, ...
Federal Agency Representatives Join 2024 NGA Summer Meeting

Federal Agency Representatives Join 2024 NGA Summer Meeting

At the 2024 NGA Summer Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, representatives from multiple federal agencies held meetings with Governors’ staff members to focus on coordination between state and federal ...
Disagree Better – A More Perfect Union

Disagree Better – A More Perfect Union

The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution opens with a powerful declaration of purpose that is, perhaps, the most succinct definition of the American experiment. In the event that you didn’t ...

Let’s Get Ready

All Americans should have access to education that prepares them for success in life. As the world changes and technology evolves, ensuring all students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary for success is increasingly critical for our nation’s economic competitiveness.

As Governors, we lead states facing economic opportunities but also challenges, shortages in workforce, skills mismatch, and widening opportunity gaps that limit true economic mobility for Americans. We must take these indicators as a call to action.

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Experts Roundtable on Enhancing Housing Resiliency

Experts Roundtable on Enhancing Housing Resiliency

The National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices with the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) held an ...
Governors Build Global Ties, Stability in Challenging Times

Governors Build Global Ties, Stability in Challenging Times

Originally run on RealClearPolitics.com. By Scott D. Pattison Over the past several years, the leaders of America’s 55 states, territories, ...

Governors: States are Where the Action Is

Note: John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, was the governor of Colorado. Bill Haslam, a Republican, is the outgoing governor of Tennessee ...
Retreat on Improving Energy Resilience in the State of Oregon

Retreat on Improving Energy Resilience in the State of Oregon

December 11 – 12 | Salem, OR The state of Oregon, in partnership with the National Governors Association Center for ...

EIA Training Natural Gas Storage Dashboard and Strategic Electricity Initiative

This is a two-part webinar featuring a training from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on the newly launched Natural ...
Maryland Resilience Retreat

Maryland Resilience Retreat

November 29 -28 | Reisterstown, MD The State of Maryland, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and the Governor’s Office of ...

Idaho Energy Resilience Retreat

November 15 - 16 | Boise, ID The state of Idaho, in partnership with the National Governors Association Center for ...

Northeast Regional Transportation Electrification Workshop

November 29 - 30 | Hartford, CT The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the Northeast ...

Seventeenth Annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy

November 14 – 16, 2018 | New Orleans, Louisiana The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted ...

Yahoo Op-Ed: America’s Governors are Taking the Lead in Bringing Jobs to Their States

Amid a time of transition, the National Governors Association (NGA) remains dedicated to helping governors achieve the goals with which ...

Governors Helping Governors

NGA CEO Scott D. Pattison talks welcoming incoming governors during the Seminar for New Governors, which took place this past ...

NGA/U.S. DOT Webinar on the Build America Bureau’s New Rural Projects Initiative

The webinar, hosted in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), introduced the U.S. DOT’s Build America Bureau and ...

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