Friday, July 19, 2013
Oklahoma City, OK –Lt. Governor Todd Lamb hosted the nation’s state and territorial seconds-in-command at the annual National Lt. Governors Association (NLGA) meeting where he was named Chairman to the NLGA’s executive committee. Lamb previously served as Chair-Elect of the organization, elected in July of 2012.
“Serving in leadership at the NLGA has been an honor and I am humbled that my fellow Lt. Governors have elected me as Chair,” said Lamb. “Oklahoma has many reasons to be proud and can be a model for other states. I look forward to representing Oklahoma on a national level.”
The 2013 meeting in Oklahoma City marked the 51stanniversary for the NLGA. In addition to Lt. Governor Lamb’s election, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman of Connecticut was elected Chair-elect of the NLGA and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa was elected Treasurer.
“We are very excited to have Lt. Governor Lamb serve as Chair,” said Julia Hurst, Executive Director of the NGLA. “Lt. Governor Lamb is a great advocate for his home state.”
“I look forward to another year with the NLGA. It has been great showing off my home state this week. Oklahoma is a place where entrepreneurial spirits thrive, businesses grow and family values are at the center of who we are,” added Lamb.
As part of the annual meeting, lieutenant governors heard from their peers who led response to tornadoes, storms, and man-made disasters, including the Newtown tragedy. Retired four-star General Tommy Franks worked with lieutenant governors challenging them to deepen their leadership preparation and skills. And, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, the incoming leader of the National Governors Association (NGA), shared insight from her gubernatorial experience and discussed what she sees on the horizon among governors of all states.
“In an effort to find and model bi-partisan leadership to the benefit of the people in the states and territories, they discussed immigration reform, state and territorial issues in the Farm Bill, health care reform, and energy issues, including coal and hydraulic fracturing,” said NLGA Executive Director Julia Hurst. Lieutenant governors visited Moore, Oklahoma, and saw the destruction that occurred during the EF5 tornado that struck this past May.
For more than 50-years, the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) has successfully convened lieutenant governors on a bi-partisan basis driving the agenda of the states and the nation forward. See www.nlga.usfor information on lieutenant governors.