The institute focused on growing the knowledge base on key educational issues, building capacity on skills that are critical for their role and providing opportunities to network, and learning from each other and NGA staff.
Building upon successful Smart Cities efforts in the U.S. and abroad, the NGA Center is seeking to launch a new effort to help states identify how they can use information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance economic development, sustainability, resilience and quality of life across urban, suburban and rural communities—all while improving the operational efficiency of state government.
The NGA Center Health Division hosted a multi-state convening as part of the Rural Health Learning Collaborative in Washington, D.C.
The NGA Center held a meeting for governor’s water policy advisors from over twenty-eight states in Annapolis on Tuesday and Wednesday. Advisors from Alaska to Atlanta, and many points in between, came to learn about the best policies being adopted across the country on a wide array of issues including water quality and quantity improvements, green infrastructure, integrated water planning, lead pipe removal and financing water infrastructure.
The state of Maryland, in partnership with the NGA Center, hosted a one-day retreat on approaches to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy expenditures in state buildings, specifically focusing on expanding EPCs.
The NGA Center hosted its annual Health Policy Advisors Institute at the Snowbird Resort and Conference Center in Utah. The meeting provides a unique opportunity for Governors’ Health Policy Advisors and Health Secretaries from across the country to come together to learn from one another and to share cutting edge policies and programs.
Ample opportunities exist to reduce energy consumption and expenditures in public buildings. The NGA Center, in partnership with the state of Pennsylvania, will host a retreat with state stakeholders and experts to explore new policies and solutions to improve the energy efficiency of state buildings and reduce energy costs.
The NGA Center hosted a second meeting to help states participating in an ongoing policy academy implement an integrated and comprehensive approach for improving the safety of children known to the child welfare system or at risk of child welfare involvement by aligning the work of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government.
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.”