Portland will be the site of the 2020 Summer Meeting of the National Governor’s Association (NGA) according to a joint announcement made today by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, chair of the NGA, and Maine’s Governor Janet T. Mills.
From August 5 -7, Maine’s largest city will host the US Governor’s for the annual meeting for the first time since 1983. This Summer’s Meeting in Maine will coincide with the state’s bicentennial and the 100th anniversary of national women’s suffrage.
NGA’s Summer Meeting offers governors the opportunity to meet with leaders from the federal government, non-profits and the private sector in a relaxed yet productive settings to discuss public policy innovations and trends,d as well as best practices, energy, education, public safety and workforce development.
“When I took office, it was important to me that Maine engage with the nation’s governors to demonstrate that they would have a partner in tackling the serious issues confronting us. Since then, I have joined Democratic and Republican governors from across the country to focus on health care, the opioid crisis, the economy, transportation, and National Guard issues,” said Governor Janet T. Mills. “I am thrilled to welcome my fellow governors to Maine to continue these important conversations and showcase the unrivaled beauty of our state, especially as we celebrate out bicentennial. I am confident by the time they leave, they will know why we say Maine is the way life should be.
This is certain to be a boon for hotels and restaurants for the Portland area.
This is the same organization that former Governor Paul LePage withheld dues from because he said it was a waste.