Malloy to help guide National Governors Association in new role

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been named to the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee for the 2014-15 year by his fellow governors at the association's recent annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

In this NGA leadership role, Governor Malloy will help lead the nonpartisan organization whose mission is to share best practices among states and advocate on behalf of all states to federal policy-makers.

“The NGA is a valuable organization that supports state-led innovation and solutions, and is a venue for governors to discuss the national issues confronting our nation so that we speak, when possible, with one powerful and unified voice in Washington, D.C.,” Malloy said.

Nine members on Executive Committee

The new NGA chairman is Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, and the NGA vice chairman is Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican. They will lead the nine-member Executive Committee that will include Malloy, who is a Democrat.

The other Executive Committee members are the following governors: Terry Branstad, Iowa; Mark Dayton, Minnesota; Steve Bullock, Montana; Pat McCrory, North Carolina; Mary Fallin, Oklahoma; and Scott Walker, Wisconsin.

Malloy has been active on Natural Resources

This past year, Malloy served as vice chairman of the NGA’s Natural Resources Committee, which successfully worked with Congress to pass a maritime infrastructure bill that reflected governors’ priorities concerning coasts and inland waterways.

He previously chaired that committee as well as the Education and Workforce Committee.