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Governor Phil Murphy

ICYMI: Governors to Convene for National Governors Association Summer Meeting


WASHINGTON – The nation’s Governors will meet in Portland, Maine, to collaborate on bipartisan solutions to leading policy issues including computer science education/cybersecurity, economic recovery, infrastructure and youth mental health care.

NGA’s annual Summer Meeting is scheduled for July 13 - 15.

Governors will join federal officials and leaders from business, education and philanthropy for bipartisan conversations around the top issues in states and territories.

NGA Chairman Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will lead an opening plenary session Thursday, July 14, on his NGA Chairman’s Initiative, K-12 Computer Science Education. A second plenary session the same day will focus on the recovery of travel and tourism economic activity. On Friday, July 15, Dolly Parton will make a virtual appearance to join Governors in a discussion of early childhood literacy efforts, including Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that mails free books to children. In a final plenary session Friday, Governors will announce the new Vice Chair and other NGA leadership for 2022 - 2023.

The Summer Meeting is one of the two annual convenings of the National Governors Association, the bipartisan organization representing governors from the 55 states and territories. This will be the first time Governors have gathered in person for the Summer Meeting since 2019.

Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend the three plenary sessions. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP no later than Monday, July 11.

Registration information is available at the NGA Summer Meeting 2022 webpage.

If you are interested in covering the meeting, please email Jocelyn Rogers at and Eric Wohlschlegel at