The state of North Carolina, in partnership with the NGA Center is working on an initiative on enhancing the State’s Lead-by-Example efforts, which is a state-led, multi-agency, planning exercise. The North Carolina team is collaborating with stakeholders and several outside experts to examine ways to enhance the energy resiliency of its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in Raleigh, NC.
2017 Seminar for New Governors’ Energy Advisors and Annual Governors’ Advisors’ Energy Policy Institute
The NGA Center held the annual Governors’ Energy Advisors’ Policy Institute, bringing together governors’ energy policy advisors, other state officials, and national experts to share knowledge, network with their peers, and learn about need-to-know energy policy topics under the theme of “A New Era of Energy Policy.”
The state of Mississippi, in partnership with the NGA Center, hosted a one-day retreat on policies and stategies to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy expenditures in state buildings.
The NGA Center held a learning lab to help states identify advanced strategies for reducing childhood hunger.
The 2017 Governors Education Symposium will emphasize opportunities associated with the ongoing implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act and facilitate discussions focused on early childhood education, transitions from high school to post-secondary education and education human capital systems.
The NGA Center, in partnership with the Office of Washington Governor Jay Inslee, hosted a one-day retreat on approaches to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy expenditures in state buildings.
Oregon, in partnership with the NGA Center, is working on a year-and-a-half long initiative to identify and deploy the resources, support, and technical solutions needed to deliver resilient power in the event of a natural disaster, such as a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake and tsunami, or other emergency.
With direct authority over many of the policies and programs that impact principal and teacher quality, governors are uniquely positioned to address gaps in these systems. The learning lab will focus on a central challenge to improving educator quality: how to move away from piecemeal programs and policies for preparing, supporting and retaining teachers and principals. This convening will build the capacity of governors’ education advisors and state agency officials to establish an intentional agenda to improve principal and teacher quality, highlight effective ways to devote human and fiscal resources, and support an implementation community around the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The purpose of this workshop was to help state policymakers better understand the specific challenges facing the U.S. nuclear fleet, how each state can best respond to those challenges and the potential for new sources of nuclear generation within their state.
During the kickoff meeting, participating states: built a common understanding of the project goals of achieving “high impact” two-generational policy and systems change; deepened their understanding of two-generational system and policy change; assessed challenges and opportunities related to two-generation state policy and systems work, and began to identify solutions and pathways forward; developed relationships across the PACTT Network states and supporting organizations; and refined their two-generation action plans and articulate next steps for when they return home.