Policy Platforms

As an instrument of the Governors for bipartisan policy development, the Western Governors’ Association has developed several platforms through which its staff can facilitate information exchange and promote collective action on issues of critical importance to the Western United States. Learn more about each platform below.    

Chair Initiatives

Each year the Western Governors select one of their peers as Chair of the Association. The Chair then selects a regional issue on which to focus the association’s policy-making prowess for bipartisan solutions. Find all the reports, webinars, podcasts, and other resources developed as part of WGA’s Chair Initiatives, here.  

Working Lands Roundtable

The Working Lands Roundtable is WGA’s platform for natural resource policy work. It focuses on cross-boundary and multi-disciplinary resource management issues in the West, as well as strategies to enhance the resiliency of western working landscapes and the communities they support.

Western Prosperity Roundtable

The Western Prosperity Roundtable is a platform for WGA’s work on policies that advance Western Governors’ vision for expanded prosperity throughout the West. The Roundtable assembles community members, policymakers, and experts on interrelated issues affecting opportunity and quality of life to discuss strategies to promote vibrant communities and thriving local economies.

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