CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia will host the nation's governors for the National Governor's Association's 2015 Summer Meeting, July 23-26. This will mark the third time NGA has held its Summer Meeting in the state since 1922.
"The nation's governors are excited to bring our Summer Meeting to West Virginia, and we thank Gov. Tomblin for his gracious invitation," said NGA Vice Chair Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. "NGA meetings are an opportunity for leaders from around the country to come together across party lines to develop innovative and improved approaches to governing." Hickenlooper will serve as NGA Chair during the meeting.
NGA's nine-governor executive committee selected West Virginia for its excellent accommodations and venue options, as well as the state's overall appeal. The state's strong bid demonstrated its ability to meet all of the association's criteria for hosting a Summer Meeting, including hotel and meeting space; transportation requirements; and security and volunteer needs.
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase Wild, Wonderful West Virginia to my colleagues from across the country," said West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. "White Sulphur Springs is one of West Virginia's small town gems, and I'm confident this will be a productive and memorable experience for everyone involved."
West Virginia hosted the NGA Summer Meeting in 1922 and 1950.
This is one of the organization's two official business meetings held each year. The next Winter Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., February 21-24. The next Summer Meeting will be held in Nashville, Tennessee July 10-13, 2014.
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