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Governors' and spouses' biographies, searchable database and contact information.

NGA Center for Best Practices

NGA Center for Best Practices

The NGA Center develops innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges.

Government Relations

Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations' mission is to ensure governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.


May 17, 2017

State Officials Stress Importance of 2018 Farm Bill

The National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) released a statement on states' priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill. 

May 12, 2017

States Strategize to Reduce Childhood Hunger

Ten states will participate in a project to reduce childhood hunger, which is aligned with Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe’s NGA spouse’s initiative.

May 04, 2017

NGA Welcomes Council of Governors Appointments

The National Governors Association welcomes the appointment and reappointment of governors to the critically important Council of Governors, which focuses on national security issues.

May 02, 2017

Governors Concentrate on Water Conservation, Quality

Recognized water quality and conservation leaders California Gov. Edmund G. Brown and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will serve as co-chairs of the new NGA Center for Best Practices’ Water Policy Learning Network.


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2017 NGA Summer Meeting

Providence, Rhode Island (July 13-16)

States: Finding Solutions, Improving Lives

A catalog of governors’ work developing innovative solutions to some of today’s most pressing policy challenges.

2016-2017 NGA Chair Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Initiative

Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge


Integrating Population Health into State-Wide System Transformation: A Roadmap for States

NGA has developed a roadmap to help state leaders integrate population health into the design and implementation of health system transformations.

State Strategies to Reduce Childhood Hunger

A new paper from the National Governors Association summarizes actions governors can take to help reduce childhood hunger in their states by drawing attention to the issue and implementing policy and programmatic changes to increase children’s participation in child nutrition programs.

Promoting Place-Based Strategies to Address Poverty

A new paper from the National Governors Association addresses the potential for place-based strategies—strategies which include any effort to enhance the livability and quality of life in a given community—to address the needs of impoverished communities and identifies actions governors can take to foster these strategies.