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2017 Winter Meeting Live

February 24-27 • Washington, D.C.



Saturday Video Schedule:
10:00 a.m. Opening Session
1:15 p.m. Lessons on Leadership: Negotiating a Health Care Solution
4:15 p.m. Plenary Session: Meet The Threat




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.


February 23, 2017

NGA Winter Meeting Breaks Attendance Record

At the 2017 NGA Winter Meeting, there will be a record number of attendees, including at least 46 governors.

February 13, 2017

Gov. Branstad Commemorated at 2017 NGA Winter Meeting

On Feb. 26, 2017, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will receive an award for his service as the nation’s longest-serving governor ever at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting.

February 02, 2017

Governors Comment On Congressional Review of Education Regulations

The National Governors Association (NGA) released a statement on Congressional Review Act disapproval resolutions blocking final regulations on Every Student Succeeds Act accountability and teacher preparation programs, reiterating NGA’s longstanding position.


We The States: Governors’ Recommendations for President Trump

The National Governors Association looks forward to working with the new Administration to drive the policy changes that matter most to states. NGA has identified 10 priority issues on which we can engage to produce a positive outcome for Americans.  We the States

2017 State of the States Address

On January 25, 2017, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., NGA Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Vice Chair Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval discussed governors’ collective priorities to a new Administration and Congress.

2017 Governors' State of the State Addresses Information

Confirmed dates and hyperlinks for governors' State of the State addresses. NGA will continue to update this page as more information is made public.

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

Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge


Promoting Place-Based Strategies to Address Poverty: Exploring the Governor’s Role

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.

Building a High-Performing State Workforce Board

A new report from the National Governors Association outlines key strategies governors can focus on to align state education and workforce programs to the needs of business, and connect individuals to jobs.

Promising Practices in Boosting School Leadership Capacity: Principal Academies

A new paper from the National Governors Association explores principal academies—a tool that governors can add to their policy toolkit to augment preparation and training for aspiring and sitting public school principals.





2017 NGA Winter Meeting

Washington, District of Columbia (February 24-27)


What is the National Governors Association?

NGA CEO Scott Pattison on the important and unique role of the bipartisan association, both historically and looking to the future.