Environment, Energy and Transportation Division

About the Division

The NGA Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy & Transportation Division (EET) provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff in the areas of energy, environment and infrastructure including transportation, water and broadband. The division focuses on several issues, including: developing a modern, efficient, reliable and resilient electricity grid; exploring state transportation solutions involving new technologies such as autonomous vehicles, drones, ride-hailing and electrification; ensuring energy security; managing the use of water resources including addressing the water-energy nexus; exploring innovative financing mechanisms for energy and other infrastructure, and supporting smarter state solutions involving connected technologies and developing cross-cutting resiliency strategies.

Environment, Energy & Transportation Staff

Division Director
Sue Gander | profile

Program Director
Garrett Eucalitto | profile

Program Director
Daniel Lauf | profile

Senior Policy Analyst
Bevin Buchheister | profile

Senior Policy Analyst
Jessica Rackley | profile

Policy Analyst
Patricio Portillo | profile

Program Assistant
Brielle Stander | profile




Environment (Air, Land and Water)

  • Air Quality
  • Emerging Water Contaminants
  • Funding and Financing Water Infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Integrated Water Resource Management
  • Nuclear Weapons Waste Cleanup
  • Smarter States, Smarter Communities
  • Water-Energy Nexus
  • Water Quality
  • Resiliency
  • Water Supply



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