National Governors’ Association

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Founded in 1908, the National Governors’ Association (NGA) is a nonpartisan public officials’ association consisting of the fifty-four sitting governors of the U.S. states and territories at any given time. The NGA promotes the professional development of governors and their staffs and produces publications highlighting best policy practices at the state level. In semiannual meetings, the governors develop policy positions regarding various areas of federal lawmaking that guide the advocacy and lobbying efforts carried out by permanent staff at the NGA’s Capitol Hill headquarters. Through these efforts, the NGA attempts to persuade Congress to pass legislation that preserves state decision-making authority and fiscal health.

John D. Nugent

Last Updated: 2006

SEE ALSO: Executive Branch Organizations; Governors and Federalism; Intergovernmental Lobbying; Public Officials’ Associations; State Government