The National Governors Association Governors’ Spouses’ Program was formally established in 1985. The program provides governors’ spouses with opportunities to learn about the latest research, trends and activities in their areas of interest and to share experiences and advice with colleagues about their unique role and responsibilities. Spouses meet during the NGA Winter and Summer Meetings and at other NGA forums and events.

More About Governors’ Spouses: A Tradition of Helping Others

Spouses’ Leadership Committee (SLC)

The six‐member, bipartisan SLC guides the Spouses’ Program. The SLC chair is invited to identify an initiative or issue that serves as a focus for Spouses’ Program meeting sessions or activities.

Lauren Baker

First Lady of Massachusetts

Lisa Bullock

First Lady of Montana
Vice Chair


Susan Hutchinson

First Lady of Arkansas


Dawn Amano-Ige

First Lady of Hawaii

Donna Edwards

First Lady of Louisiana

Linda Daugaard

First Lady of South Dakota


Initiatives of SLC Chairs