(Des Moines, IA) – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today was selected as the Chair-Elect of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). The selection places Reynolds in a leadership rotation with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman (D-Conn.) and Lt. Gov. Matt Michels (R-S.D.). Reynolds’ term as Chair will begin in July of 2015.
“I am honored to have been selected to help lead the National Lieutenant Governors Association,” said Reynolds. “Iowa has a great story to share with other states. We’re using innovative teaching to provide our children with a world-class education, installing sound budgeting principles, working to bring quality careers to Iowa and moving our state forward. I look forward to continuing to share Iowa’s message of working together to advance our state’s priorities and I am eager to learn what best practices we can bring here from other states.”
The Association provides research and best practices exchange to the officeholders first in line of succession to governor in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
The committee meets about three times a year and is responsible for charting the course of policy issues and national impact to be pursued by the nation’s second-highest state and territorial officeholders. In addition to its specific duties, the committee will also address issues of mutual concern to all members.
Reynolds was elected Iowa’s 45th Lieutenant Governor on November 2, 2010. She serves as the co-chair of the Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Advisory Council. Her passion for STEM education was recognized by STEMconnectorTM when she was the only elected official named to their “100 Women Leaders in STEM.” She currently chairs their STEM Food & Ag Council. She has led economic development trade missions to China, Germany, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand.