The National Governors Association Governors’ Spouses’ Program was formally established in 1985. Governors’ spouses raise public awareness about critical issues affecting the well-being of the citizens and communities in their state, and they support a range of initiatives at the local and national levels. 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 concerns and responsibilities.

Spouses’ Leadership Committee (SLC)

Kathleen Sandoval

First Lady of Nevada

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

Lauren Baker

First Lady of Massachusetts

The six‐member, bipartisan SLC guides the Spouses’ Program. Spouses meet during the NGA Winter and Summer Meetings.