Western Governors’ News shares work on cybersecurity, wildfires, broadband and more

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The latest Western Governors’ News roundup surveys the wide range of effective policy being pursued by Governors in the West. Whether it’s Gov. Mike Dunleavy highlighting cybersecurity in Alaska, Gov. Gavin Newsom encouraging innovation in response to wildfires in California, Gov. Steve Bullock expanding broadband in Montana schools, or Gov. Brad Little promoting economic relations between Idaho and the Netherlands, the Roundup has the details. Learn about all the Governors’ work.

REGISTER: 2019 Winter Meeting in Las Vegas

Register now for our 2019 Winter Meeting Dec. 13-14 at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas. WGA Chair, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, will host his fellow governors in conversations about his Reimagining the Rural West Initiative, as well as cutting-edge topics such as energy innovations, precision agriculture, and blockchain uses in privacy and cybercrime. As always, you can expect to hear from significant guest speakers. Register now.

Best of the West: Unmanned air taxis soaring, Alaska park crowns the ‘Fattest’ of them all

WATCH: Rural West Initiative workshop
Hear compelling keynotes by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and rural sociologist Benjamin Winchester (pictured), as well as panel discussions from WGA’s recent Reimagining the Rural West Initiative workshop. Go here to watch it all. Then learn about the November workshop in Santa Fe.

ENTER NOW: Celebrate the West art competition

Celebrate the West is WGA’s regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state or the West. Find out who is eligible to enter, guidelines for artwork, and see the work of past winners on our special website. Visit now.

REGISTER: 2019 Winter Meeting, Dec. 13-14, Las Vegas, Nevada

SAVE THE DATES: 2020 Annual Meeting, June 29-July 2, Medora, North Dakota


The¬†Western Governors’ Association¬†represents the Governors of 19 western states and 3 U.S. territories in the Pacific. The association is an instrument of the Governors for bipartisan policy development, information exchange and collective action on issues of critical importance to the western U.S.


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