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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.


November 17, 2017

Additional States Support Work-Based Learning to Expand Employment Opportunities

Six states and one territory will participate in an NGA project focused on scaling high-quality work-based learning, which develops young adults' foundational and technical skills.

October 26, 2017

Governors Applaud President's Action on Drones

The National Governors Assoiation issued a statement in support of a presidential memorandum that allows for state and local collaboration in regulation of drones.

October 13, 2017

Governors: Future of Health Care Depends on Critical Payments

The National Governors Association released a statement on the President’s decision to terminate cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments.




States: Finding Solutions, Improving Lives

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

NGA 2018 Winter Meeting
February 23-26 | Washington, DC


November 07, 2017

Grid Smarts: State Considerations for Adopting Grid Modernization Technologies

A new white paper from the National Governors Association assists governors in examining the trade-offs of adopting various grid modernization technologies.

State Approaches to Implementing Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration for Youth Involved in the Justice System

A new issue brief from the National Governors Association identifies recent state efforts to adopt alternatives to incarceration and discusses effective approaches that governors can take to implement reform strategies.

The Promise of the State-Federal Partnership on Workforce and Job Training

Report from the National Governors Association and the National Associations of State Workforce Liaisons and State Workforce Board Chairs on the importance of strong partnership between states and the federal government on workforce development.

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