Governor McCrory Named to National Governors Association Education and Workforce Committee

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory was named as a member of the National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee by NGA Chair Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and NGA Vice Chair Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education (including early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary) as well as in the areas of workforce development. Members of the committee ensure that the governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.

“North Carolinians deserve the very best in education, and I look forward to engaging committee members from other states as we strive to reach that goal,” Governor McCrory said. “Since taking office, my administration has made it a priority to enhance our state’s already successful education areas and shrink the divide between commerce and education. I’m hopeful this group will push our state further ahead in these areas, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will serve as chair, and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan will serve as vice chair of the committee.

Founded in 1908, NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism. For more information, visit

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