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September 15, 2017

Governors’ Education Policy Advisors Institute

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.


August 16, 2017

Experts Roundtable on Creating “Smart States” Initiative

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.


August 10, 2017

Rural Health Learning Collaborative: Improving Access to Behavioral Health Care in Rural Areas

The NGA Center Health Division hosted a multi-state convening as part of the Rural Health Learning Collaborative in Washington, D.C.


August 07, 2017

2017 Water Policy Institute

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.


August 03, 2017

Maryland Retreat on Incentivizing State Agencies to Pursue Energy Efficiency

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.


July 28, 2017

2017 Health Policy Advisor Institute

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.


July 20, 2017

Pennsylvania Retreat on Enhancing Lead-by-Example Policy

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.


June 30, 2017

Three Branch Institute on Improving Child Safety and Preventing Child Fatalities

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.


June 29, 2017

North Carolina Retreat on Enhancing Lead-by-Example Efforts

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.


June 21, 2017

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.”