Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association is the voice of the nation’s governors and one of the most respected public policy organizations in the country. The association’s members are the governors of the 55 states, territories and commonwealths. Members come to the association from across the political spectrum, but NGA itself is boldly nonpartisan. Because of that, governors can share best practices, speak with an informed voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve citizens’ lives through state government and support the principles of federalism.
Through NGA, governors identify priority issues and deal with matters of public policy and governance at the state, national and global levels. Our research arm, NGA Solutions, helps in developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges. Our advocacy team ensures that states are a strong voice in Washington, D.C. We also provide total consultative services, including management and technical assistance to both new and incumbent governors, their senior executive staff and trusted advisors.