Welcome to the 2018 National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting!
As chair of NGA, I invite you to join governors from across the country in Washington, D.C., at the JW Marriott, Feb. 23–26. The Winter Meeting offers a unique platform for governors to discuss important issues facing the country, and an opportunity to share the innovative solutions happening every day at the state level.
This year the meeting will focus on some of the most pressing issues facing our nation and what lies ahead for states in areas such as education, health care, energy and workforce.
My NGA chair’s initiative, “Ahead of the Curve: Innovation Governors,” delves deeper into innovation and technology, with a particular focus in the areas of transportation and energy. The initiative will examine ways governors can help citizens, businesses and the public sector prepare for the upcoming technological transformation of the economy. Ahead of the Curve will allow for state teams to develop a roadmap for policy efforts based on expert ideas and peer-to- peer sharing, and will connect stakeholders with governors and state officials to share insights and policy ideas.
Throughout the weekend, governors will also hold various meetings to discuss the crucial issues states face, including the state-federal partnership. Those meetings include open plenary sessions and committee meetings, as well as closed-door private meetings for governors only.
NGA Vice Chair Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and I look forward to seeing you in our nation’s capital.
Governor Brian Sandoval