Workforce Development Initiative

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard delivered a keynote at the August 3 launch of the Workforce Development Initiative in Sioux Falls. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta also spoke.

Read about the first Workshop


2017 Annual Meeting

The Western Governors met June 26-28 in Whitefish, Montana. They discussed Western policy solutions, issued three reports and approved new policy resolutions. Find daily summaries and reports on our News page. The Western Governors’ Winter Meeting is up next: Dec. 1-2 at the historic Arizona Biltmore.

Read about the meeting


Celebrate the West Art Competition

WGA is pleased to announce the winners in the second annual Celebrate the West regional art competition, which challenged high school students to create two-dimensional artwork inspired by their state.

View the slideshow 


National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative

The Chairman’s Initiative of Montana Governor Steve Bullock creates a mechanism for states and land managers to share best practices and policy options for forest and rangeland management.

Read the Report


Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative

The Initiative launched in 2015 has helped states share best practices in species management and explored how to improve the efficacy of the Endangered Species Act.

Read the Year Two Report


WGA has a new look

We've just updated the association’s brand to better reflect the Governors’ powerful bipartisan collaboration. Learn more about the process and how WGA has reimagined and relaunched our website to better showcase the Governors’ ongoing policy work.

See the new look

SAVE THE DATES: 2017 Winter Meeting, Dec. 1-2, Phoenix, Ariz.; 2018 Annual Meeting, June 25-27, Rapid City, S.D.

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