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Gov. Ricketts Named Member of the National Governors Association Education and Workforce Committee

Highlights the Governor’s commitment to expanding educational opportunities and workforce development initiatives

Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he had been named a member of the National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee by NGA Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert and NGA Vice Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

The Education and Workforce Committee handles issues dealing with education (including early childhood, K-12 and postsecondary) and workforce development. Members of the committee ensure that governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.

“The NGA Education and Workforce Committee is a great way help move two of my administration’s top priorities forward, expanding educational opportunities and growing jobs,” said Governor Ricketts. “Working together with other governors, my administration is able to influence federal legislation and regulations that impact the lives of Nebraskans.”

About the National Governors Association

Founded in 1908, NGA is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.’s most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the governors of the 55 states, territories and commonwealths. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges through the NGA Center for Best Practices. For more information, visit