The Conference of Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers on January 17, 2019 named its new leadership team. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers will serve as Chair and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will be Vice Chair. The two will help lead the Governors’ and Premiers’ regional work focused on environmental protection, job creation and economic development.
“Protecting our waters and growing our economy requires cooperation across borders,” said Governor Evers. “I look forward to working with my fellow Governors and Premiers on behalf of the entire region.”
Governor DeWine said, “Our region is an economic powerhouse, and home to one of the world’s greatest natural resources. Together, we can secure a prosperous future for everyone in the region.”
The Conference of Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers unites the chief executives from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Québec and Wisconsin. Through the Conference, the Governors and Premiers work as equal partners to grow the region’s $6 trillion economy and protect the world’s largest system of surface fresh water. The Conference builds upon more than 30 years of work by the Council of Great Lakes Governors to encourage and facilitate environmentally responsible economic development.
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers will hold their next Leadership Summit from June 14-16, 2019, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Further information on this event and the Conference’s work is available at www.gsgp.org