Governor Branstad today was named to the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee after being selected by his fellow governors at the NGA Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this NGA leadership role, Governor Branstad will help provide guidance to the NGA's efforts to share best practices across states and add a strong voice to Federal policy discussions that impact the states.
"I am honored to have received the bi-partisan support and confidence of my fellow governors," said Gov. Branstad. "States often face similar challenges and by sharing best practices we can help improve government efficiency and customer service for our citizens. The NGA also plays an important role in pushing back on Federal intrusion and unfunded mandates on the states."
The term runs through July of next year.
This past year, Branstad served as the Vice Chair of the NGA's Education and Workforce Committee which focused on state-driven education reform and innovative programs, like the Skilled Iowa initiative and the Iowa's STEM initiative, to help close the middle skills gap to fill high-demand jobs and raise family incomes through rewarding careers.