Governor Steve Beshear was named chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee by NGA Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and NGA Vice Chair Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education (including early childhood, K-12 and postsecondary), as well as in the areas of workforce development. Members of the committee ensure that the governors' views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.
"I am happy to serve as part of the 2013-2014 NGA Education and Workforce Committee," said Gov. Beshear. "Education and workforce development are a constant priority for all governors. I look forward to working on education policies affecting the states in the coming year."
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will serve as vice chair of the committee.
Founded in 1908, NGA is the collective voice of the nation's governors and one of Washington, D.C.'s most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the governors of the 55 states, territories and commonwealths. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges through the NGA Center for Best Practices. For more information, visit www.nga.org.