For Immediate Release
August 1, 2017
Contact: Kristina Brown, Director of External Relations
360.786.7707 | Kristina.Brown@ltgov.wa.gov
Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib to Serve as West Region Chair of the National Lieutenant Governors Association
OLYMPIA—August 1, 2017—Last week at the annual summer meeting of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) hosted in Nashville, Tennessee, Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib was appointed to serve on the NLGA Executive Committee as West Region Chair.
“His peers find Lt. Governor Habib to be an engaged leader who works across party and state lines to develop and share ideas on key issues such as access to education, veteran and disability employment, and international engagement,” said NLGA Director Julia Hurst.
First established in 1962, the NLGA is the nonprofit professional association for elected officials first in the line of succession to the governors in each of the 50 states and five U.S. territories. The NLGA serves to foster interstate cooperation and to make state government more efficient by engaging each state’s second-highest statewide office holder on matters of import to states and territories, promoting the exchange of best practices, and conducting leadership training. NLGA members convene for three meetings each year at locations around the United States and U.S. territories.
In his role as West Region Chair, Habib will meet with fellow members of the Executive Committee several times each year to direct the administrative and business affairs of the NLGA, plan annual meetings, and adopt resolutions and other policy expressions for consideration by the membership.
“I am honored to have been selected as Chair of the Western Region,” said Habib. “Since joining the ranks of Lieutenant Governors just seven months ago, I have been continually grateful for the collaborative, collegial working relationship the NLGA has fostered among our nation’s lieutenant governors, to the benefit of our state governments and our constituents. I look forward to using this position to expand collaboration among the states and to advance our bipartisan goals.”