GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT NAMED TO NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
Montpelier, Vt. – The National Governors Association (NGA), the bipartisan organization for the nation’s governors, has announced its 2017-2018 committee leadership teams, and Governor Phil Scott has been named to the Economic Development and Commerce Committee (EDC).
Through NGA, governors share best practices, identify priority issues of the states and areas for bipartisan collaboration to influence federal policy. Scott’s work with the EDC will cover key economic issues, including transportation, infrastructure, telecommunications, international trade promotion, financial services regulation, science and technology development, and affordable housing.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Economic Development and Commerce Committee, which has a focus on issues that are critical to our efforts to grow Vermont’s economy, from affordable housing to infrastructure,” said Scott. “This Committee work will provide an additional opportunity to collaborate with my fellow governors and contribute to policy areas that can have a positive impact on Vermont.”
Scott will be one of 11 members on the Committee, which also includes Governors John Carney (Delaware), Kim Reynolds (Iowa), Bruce Rauner (Illinois), Larry Hogan (Maryland), Chris Sununu (New Hampshire), Roy Cooper (North Carolina), Ricardo Rosselló (Puerto Rico), Gina Raimondo (Rhode Island) and Scott Walker (Wisconsin). The Committee is chaired by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and co-chaired by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.
For more information, visit https://www.nga.org/cms/ogr/edc.