Governors to Convene for National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Portland


The National Governors Association has announced that its Summer Meeting will be held in Portland starting on Wednesday, July 13 and run through Friday, July 15.  The three plenary sessions on the upcoming agenda include discussions on computer science, education/cybersecurity, economic recovery, infrastructure and youth mental health care.

Governors from 55 states and terriorities will join federal officials and leaders from business, education and philanthropy for bipartisan conversations around top issues in states and those terriorities.

NGA chairman Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will lead an opening plenary session on Thursday, July 14 on his NGA Chairman’s Initiative, K-12 Computer Science Education.  A second plenary session the same day will focus on the recalling of travel and tourism and economic activity.  On Friday, July 15, Dolly Parton will make a virtual appearance to join Governors in a discussion of early childhood literacy efforts of hers.

In a final plenary session on Friday, Governors will announce the new Vice Chair and other NGA leadership for 2022 – 2023.

The Summer Meeting is one of the two annual convenings of the NGA.  This meeting in Maine will be the first time Governors have gathered in person for the Summer Meeting since 2019.  This was a group of Governors that former Governor Paul LePage shunned because he did not find it beneficial.  However, Governor Janet T. Mills (D)) has embraced this organization as an excellent source of information for best pratices ideas.

Please visit post herein dated January 27, 2022 for more background information on the subject.