Gov. Ige in line to lead Western Governors’ AssociationPosted on Sep 26, 2017 in Capitol Connection, Featured
Hawai‘i’s Governor Ige has been elected vice chairman of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) and will serve for one year before becoming WGA chair next year. The WGA represents the governors of 19 western states and three U.S. flag islands — American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
As vice chair, Gov. Ige will lead WGA’s policy committee. Through the group, governors work on bipartisan, collective action on issues of critical importance to the western United States. Former Hawai‘i governors George Ariyoshi and Ben Cayetano previously served as WGA chairs.