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.

For more information, contact NGA Membership.

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.

Dawn Amano-Ige
First Lady of Hawaii

Susan Hutchinson
First Lady of Arkansas
Vice Chair

Yumi Hogan
First Lady of Maryland

Tracey Carney
First Lady of Delaware

Lauren Baker
First Lady of Massachusetts

Donna Edwards
First Lady of Louisiana