Gov. Doug Burgum will join more than 40 of the nation’s governors along with hundreds of business, nonprofit and government leaders, policy experts and others from around the world at the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting Friday through Monday in Washington, D.C.
Burgum will participate in a panel discussion on building resiliency to disasters during the 112th annual Winter Meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Other topics of discussion will include strengthening workforce and increasing access to broadband internet, funding and maintaining critical infrastructure and promoting economic prosperity through cutting-edge initiatives. Burgum also will attend a business session being held at the White House in conjunction with the Winter Meeting.
“The National Governors Association provides a unique opportunity for governors to exchange ideas, share best practices and discuss policy successes and solutions to our mutual challenges as states,” Burgum said. “We’re excited for this opportunity to promote North Dakota’s growth, highlight progress on our priorities and connect with state, national and international leaders on topics of importance to North Dakotans.”
Burgum also will meet with members of the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association, which he currently chairs, and discuss trade and other issues with representatives from Canada and South Korea. The winter meeting is one of two annual gatherings of the NGA, a bipartisan organization representing governors from the 55 states and U.S. territories.