Utah Chosen to Host 2011 National Governors Association Annual Meeting
August 27, 2009
NGA’s nine-governor executive committee selected Utah for its first-class hotel and meeting facilities, as well as the city’s overall appeal. Utah’s bid demonstrated the state’s ability to meet all of the association’s criteria for hosting an Annual Meeting.
“The 2011 NGA Annual Meeting is a tremendous opportunity to showcase Utah. Governors and their families from across the nation will be in attendance, and Salt Lake City will serve as an excellent place for us to gather and discuss issues of importance to all governors,” said Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. “I am honored that my fellow governors have selected Utah as their host and am thrilled for the opportunity to showcase all that this wonderful state has to offer.”
Salt Lake City hosted the NGA Annual Meeting three previous times: 1919, 1930 and 1947. NGA’s Annual Meeting draws approximately 1,000 attendees. This is one of the organization’s two official business meetings held each year; the Winter Meeting is held in Washington, D.C. The next Annual Meeting will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, July 9-11, 2010.