Gov. Pat McCrory was named to the National Governors Association Executive Committee on Sunday at its summer meeting in Nashville.
McCrory joins a nine-member committee chaired by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and vice chair Utah Gov. Gary Herbert.
The weekend meeting at the Ryman Auditorium included a session with Vice President Joe Biden talking about state-federal partnerships, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander on education and economic development, and Best Buy president and CEO Hubert Joly. There were a number of private, off-the-record meetings with only governors allowed.
The NGA is a bipartisan association that identifies issues that are important to the states and helps governors find ways to influence federal policy.
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Also named to the executive committee were Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
McCrory’s office issued a statement on his behalf:
“I look forward to bipartisan discussions with my fellow governors about the results that come with making tough decisions, keeping a close eye on the taxpayers’ wallets, and looking beyond traditional ideas and approaches.”