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The National Governors Association (NGA) is an organization of the governors of the fifty U.S. states and five U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). NGA is one of Washington's most respected public policy organizations and serves as a key interface between the state governments and the federal government. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and at the White House when discussing federal issues to developing policy reports on state programs and hosting networking seminars for state executive branch officials. The NGA Center for Best Practices focuses on state innovations and best practices on issues that range from education and health to technology, welfare reform, and the environment. NGA also provides management and technical assistance to both new and incumbent governors. Alternative meaning: Organisation (band). ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... An incorporated territory of the United States is a specific area under the jurisdiction of the United States, over which the United States Congress has determined that the United States Constitution is to be applied in its entirety, in the same manner as it applies to the individual U.S... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... According to Thomas A. Birklands book An Introduction to the Policy Process, there is a lack of a consensus definition of public policy. ... Andrew sucks ... Federalism can refer to either: The form of government, or constitutional structure, found in a federation. ... Capitol Hill is the name of a district in the following cities: Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado Capitol Hill, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington Capitol Hill, Washington, DC It is also a common nickname for the United States Congress and the politicians who serve it (e. ... The southern side of the White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. ... The analysis of social networks (sometimes called network theory) has emerged as a key technique in modern sociology, anthropology, Social Psychology and organizational studies, as well as a popular topic of speculation and study. ... A seminar is a form of academic teaching, normally at a university in small groups where students are requested to actively participate during meetings. ... Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law. ... Technology ( Gr. ... Welfare reform is the name for a political movement in countries with a state-administered social welfare system to institute changes in that system, generally in a more conservative direction. ... Management (from Old French ménagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organization, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ...

The current chair of NGA is Virginia Governor Mark Warner. A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American politician and the current Democratic governor of Virginia. ...

Equivalent organisations

Several other countries, including Japan and Canada, have similar organizations.

The Council of the Federation is a council in Canada made up of the Premiers of Canadas thirteen Provinces and Territories. ... The Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) is an organisation consisting of the Australian Federal Government and the governments of the six states and two territories. ...

External links

  • National Governors Association (http://www.nga.org/) - official homepage of the American NGA.
  • National Governors' Association (http://www.nga.gr.jp/english/index.html) - official homepage of Japan's NGA.



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