Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers this week was appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA), a nonpartisan nonprofit serving the nation’s lieutenant governors and seconds-in-command.
“It’s an honor to be chosen to serve on the NLGA leadership committee, representing the Midwest region,” Lt. Governor Rogers said. “I look forward to working with this strong bipartisan group of Lt. Governors who share my commitment to working across party and state lines to address the needs of our communities and enhance state government.”
The committee meets about three times a year and is responsible for charting the course of issues to be pursued by the nation’s second-highest state officeholders. In addition to its specific duties, the committee will also address issues of mutual concern to all states and territories.
“His peers find Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers to be an engaged leader who works across party and state and territorial lines to develop and share ideas from rural prosperity to health care,” said NLGA Director Julia Brossart.
The NLGA convened virtually this week its 2020 Annual Meeting. Lt. Gov. Rogers, who also serves on the four-member NLGA Policy Resolutions Committee, led the vote and approval of 19 policy resolutions by NLGA Members, outlining awareness and solutions to important, widespread policy challenges shared by the states and territories.
“I enjoyed the opportunity to lead my peers from across the country in addressing common challenges due to the COVID pandemic and beyond,” Lt. Gov. Rogers said. “I was proud to offer my support on resolutions to spotlight agriculture’s essential workers, the importance of sustainable infrastructure, and more.”
“NLGA offers the opportunity for lieutenant governors and gubernatorial successors to engage in dialogue that improves and enhances state government,” Brossart said. “The policy resolutions process allows elected officials on both sides of the aisle to come together in agreement on some of the most pressing policy issues of the day.”
The topics of the resolutions include the importance of adopting telehealth and broadband in the states, awareness of diseases and healthcare needs, agriculture and trade, solutions for economic recovery, and more. All resolutions can be found online at www.NLGA.us.