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Executive Director’s Notebook: Governors lead with policy network, land f...

Published on November 07, 2017
By James D. Ogsbury Just as surely as summer has turned to fall, Congress has returned to Washington, D.C. to engage in political gridlock, partisan sniping, and rhetorical e...
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Executive Director’s Notebook: Governors lead with policy network, land f...

Published on November 07, 2017

Executive Director’s Notebook: Workforce Initiative seeks to impact the W...

Published on October 16, 2017
By Jim Ogsbury
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Executive Director’s Notebook: Workforce Initiative seeks to impact the W...

Published on October 16, 2017

Executive Director’s Notebook: Taking the Initiative: WGA Chairmen Having...

Published on October 02, 2017
By Jim Ogsbury
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Executive Director’s Notebook: Taking the Initiative: WGA Chairmen Having...

Published on October 02, 2017

Executive Director’s Notebook: Governors keep hectic, productive policy p...

Published on August 22, 2017
By Jim Ogsbury It has been awhile since I logged an entry in the Executive Director’s Notebook.  That’s not because there is little to report.  On the ...
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Executive Director’s Notebook: Governors keep hectic, productive policy p...

Published on August 22, 2017

Executive Director's Notebook: Canada's importance to U.S. will be highligh...

Published on February 22, 2017
By Jim Ogsbury
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Executive Director's Notebook: Canada's importance to U.S. will be highligh...

Published on February 22, 2017

Executive Director's Notebook: WGA's 2016 Top Ten Hit Parade

Published on December 30, 2016
By Jim Ogsbury As we prepare to step into a new year and work with a new administration, it's a good time to reflect on what was a dynamic and successful 2016 for Western...
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Executive Director's Notebook: WGA's 2016 Top Ten Hit Parade

Published on December 30, 2016

Executive Director's Notebook: A Western Governor is the best choice to be ...

Published on November 29, 2016
By Jim Ogsbury On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. The installation of a new Administration naturally presents a...
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Executive Director's Notebook: A Western Governor is the best choice to be ...

Published on November 29, 2016

Executive Director's Notebook: Western Governors are tops in meaningful pol...

Published on November 01, 2016
By Jim Ogsbury It’s official: through WGA, Western Governors are now developing and pursuing the most meaningful, detailed and substantive policy agenda of any bipartis...
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Executive Director's Notebook: Western Governors are tops in meaningful pol...

Published on November 01, 2016

Executive Director's Notebook: Guam Gov. Calvo shares 'experience of a life...

Published on September 08, 2016
By Jim Ogsbury When, in the summer of 2015 at the WGA Annual Meeting at Lake Tahoe, Governor Eddie Calvo of Guam suggested that I visit his beloved home d...
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Executive Director's Notebook: Guam Gov. Calvo shares 'experience of a life...

Published on September 08, 2016

Executive Director's Notebook: Collaborative, productive Western Governors ...

Published on August 04, 2016
By Jim Ogsbury As we head into the home stretch of a sharply partisan presidential campaign, it is comforting to know that Western Governors continue to exercise steady and r...
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Executive Director's Notebook: Collaborative, productive Western Governors ...

Published on August 04, 2016

Executive Director's Notebook: Gov. Otter's trail ride turns Idaho high cou...

Published on July 11, 2016
By Jim Ogsbury Since his days in Congress, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has assembled federal agency officials, ranchers, other public and private ...
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Executive Director's Notebook: Gov. Otter's trail ride turns Idaho high cou...

Published on July 11, 2016

Executive Director's Notebook: Energy, engagement of Western Governors amaz...

Published on May 12, 2016
The past several months have been frenetic but productive for the Western Governors’ Association. Consider the following:
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Executive Director's Notebook: Energy, engagement of Western Governors amaz...

Published on May 12, 2016

Executive Director's Notebook: Hawaii Gov. David Ige embodies the meaning o...

Published on April 21, 2016
By Jim Ogsbury
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Executive Director's Notebook: Hawaii Gov. David Ige embodies the meaning o...

Published on April 21, 2016

Executive Director's Notebook: Success means time to plan for more success

Published on January 13, 2016
By Jim Ogsbury While I’m not exactly ready to confess to paranoia, I am acutely sensitive to the dangers of complacency.
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Executive Director's Notebook: Success means time to plan for more success

Published on January 13, 2016

Executive Director's Notebook: WGA's 'Top 10 Bipartisan Policy Efforts in 2...

Published on December 29, 2015
By Jim Ogsbury
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Executive Director's Notebook: WGA's 'Top 10 Bipartisan Policy Efforts in 2...

Published on December 29, 2015

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