Next week, RCRC Chair Matt Kingsley (Inyo) and RCRC Board Member and National Association of Counties (NACo) Western Interstate Region (WIR) President Kevin Cann (Mariposa County) will be attending the Western Governors’ Association’s (WGA) 2019 Annual Meeting in Colorado. 

The WGA 2019 Annual Meeting will feature a roundtable public discussions on the most significant issues facing the West, including broadband, water management, and the Western Governors' Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative.  Keynote speakers include pollster Frank Luntz, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, and best-selling author Craig Johnson.  In addition, a number of high-profile guests will speak and participate in public conversations. 

WGA was established in 1984 to represent the Governors of 19 Western States and 3 U.S. territories in the Pacific.  WGA is a tool of the Governors for bipartisan policy development, information exchange, and collective action on issues of critical importance to the Western United States.  The meeting will take place June 10-12, 2019.