Western Governors elect New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham as Chair of the Western Governors’ Association

WGA News

To close out the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Western Governors' Association (WGA), Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon handed over the reins as Chair of the Association to New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.

“In my last act as chair of WGA, I'm pleased to announce that Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico was elected to serve as chair of WGA and that Governor Spencer Cox of Utah was elected to serve as vice chair,” Governor Gordon said. “I look forward to working with you over the next year”

As Chair, Governor Lujan Grisham said that her WGA Chair initiative will focus on housing.

“Too many working-class families lack access to housing that meets their needs, and it diminishes quality of life and threatens our vibrant economic growth,” said Governor Lujan Grisham. “We are laser focused on removing obstacles, reducing development costs, and putting new resources and public land in play to deliver this badly needed housing.” 

Governor Cox, who is currently wrapping up a Chair initiative at the National Governors Association entitled Disagree Better, said he is eager to continue highlighting the importance of bipartisanship alongside Governor Lujan Grisham.

“I’m excited to join Governor Lujan Grisham as Vice Chair of the Western Governors’ Association,” said Gov. Spencer Cox. “Governors engage in practical politics, and I look forward to working on solutions with my fellow governors on the challenges we face in the West.”

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