The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced its new Executive Committee leadership for 2020-21 as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo became chair of the association representing all 55 leaders of states and territories.
During the NGA Summer Meeting, which was held in a virtual format this year, Gov. Cuomo – who will become the longest-serving current governor next year – became chair, and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson vice chair. Gov. Cuomo is also the first governor from New York to become NGA’s Chair. Together they will lead the nine-member Executive Committee that guides the association’s priorities and activities. Other members of the committee include:
- Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama,
- Governor Jared Polis of Colorado,
- Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland,
- Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts,
- Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan,
- Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, and
- Governor Gary Herbert of Utah.
The NGA chair, vice chair and other members of the nine-person Executive Committee, who are elected annually, supervise the association’s operations on behalf of the entire membership of 55 governors. NGA’s Executive Committee has general authority over all policy issues and primary jurisdiction over issues involving federalism, homeland security, the federal budget and federal tax policy.