Decarbonizing the West Initiative Workshop

The fourth and final workshop of the Western Governors’ Association’s Decarbonizing the West Initiative will be held in Portland, Oregon on March 11 and 12, at The Benson Portland. This workshop will explore both natural and technological strategies for carbon reduction, utilization, and storage.

View the agenda and register here


'Out West' Podcast

In the latest episode of WGA’s Out West podcast features Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon in conversation with WGA’s Executive Director, Jack Waldorf. Together they speak about the importance of the Governors' bipartisan relationships, aspirations for Governor Gordon's WGA Chair Initiative, Decarbonizing the West, as well as the Association’s upcoming 40th Anniversary celebrations, and what they hope the next 40 years will bring for WGA.

Listen here


WGA is hiring a Communications Specialist

WGA is seeking a self-starting content creator with exceptional writing skills and a solid understanding of digital media. The Communications Specialist will report to WGA’s Communications Director and be required to multi-task in fast-paced environments as they meet daily content deadlines. Along with the prospect of working with Governors, Cabinet Secretaries, and their staff, this position will also present a wide array of opportunities to develop technical skills as a member of WGA’s communications team.

Apply here


Celebrate the West

The application window for the 2023 Celebrate the West art competition opens January 8. The annual competition, now in its ninth year, challenges high school students to create original works inspired by their state. Students are encouraged to think about what the West means to them, what it means to call the West home, what they learned about its complex past, and what they imagine its future may look like.

View Submission guidelines 



Western Governors formally approved four policy resolutions during their annual executive session at the end of WGA’s 2023 Winter Meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The resolutions represent the Governors’ collective policy on strengthening the state-federal relationship; improving cross-boundary management of national forests and rangelands; increasing voluntary and proactive species management; and combating the opioid crisis.

Read, download resolutions

WGA Annual Meeting June 10-12, 2024, Olympic Valley, California

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