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2018 Winter Meeting

The final day of the 2018 Western Governors’ Association Winter Meeting on the Island of Hawaii concluded with the reflections of outgoing governors, the announcement of four policy resolutions and a keynote by Administrator Linda McMahon of the Small Business Administration.

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CHAIRMAN’S INITIATIVE

Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative

The final workshop of the Biosecurity and Agriculture, was held Dec. 9-10 on the Island of Hawaii. The central policy initiative of WGA Chair Gov. Ige is focused on the impacts that nuisance species, pests and pathogens have on ecosystems, forests, rangelands, watersheds, and infrastructure in the West, and examining the role that biosecurity plays. Read about the workshop and watch a video on progress so far.

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WGA INITIATIVE

WGA Working Lands Roundtable

The mission of the WGA Working Lands Roundtable is the ongoing implementation of WGA natural resource-focused initiatives. The Roundtable will examine crosscutting policy issues and engage a broad coalition of stakeholders to advance past Chair Initiatives and other policy priorities.

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POLICY

Resolutions

Western Governors formally approved four policy resolutions at the Western Governors’ Association 2018 Winter Meeting on the Island of Hawaii. The resolutions announced cover a variety of issues, including foreign visitor preclearance, cybersecurity, compensatory mitigation and health care in western states.

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2018 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Celebrate the West Art Competition

The 2018 art competition, which challenged high school students to create artwork inspired by their state, received more than 450 entries. The 2019 competition is now open.

View a slideshow of winners from each state 

2018 Winter Meeting: Dec. 11-13, on Hawaii Island 

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Annual Meeting: June 10-12, Vail, Colorado 

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Winter Meeting, Dec. 13-14, Las Vegas, Nevada

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