Nungesser is Chair-Elect of the National Lieutenant Governors Association

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser

Lieutenant Governor and Chair-Elect of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) Billy Nungesser, will travel to Alexandria, Virginia, this week to participate in the 2018 Business Meeting and welcome newly-elected lieutenant governors elected during the 2018 midterm election.

We are looking forward to welcoming the new lieutenant governors into the association as they begin their terms in their respective states,” said Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. “I look forward to working with them over the next year as we work to assist in solving problems facing our great nation.”

The main purpose of the NLGA meeting is for Lt. Governor Nungesser and members to participate in workshops focusing on preparing for emergency response and how to elevate state and local partnerships. Lt. Governor Nungesser will be a panelist in a discussion on emergency preparedness.

With Louisiana facing several natural disasters in the last several years, we have gained valuable experience and want to assist other lieutenant governors struggling with hurricanes, flooding and wildfires on three coastlines,” said Lt. Governor Nungesser, pointing out the impact these unexpected disasters are having on businesses, tourism, and economic stability for the areas impacted. “Effective emergency management and response with the federal and state governments is one of our more timely issues, and we have many common interests of importance to address.”

While in Virginia, Lt. Governor Nungesser will join other lieutenant governors in placing a wreath, which will include a Louisiana flag, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

Prior to being chosen as Chair-Elect, Lt. Governor Nungesser served as South Region Chair of the NLGA Executive Committee and on the Executive Committee of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA).

Lt. Governor Nungesser hosted the NLGA in New Orleans in June 2018 at which time he became chair-elect and will host the RLGA in New Orleans in 2019.

The committee meets about three times a year and is responsible for charting the course of issues and training to be pursued by the nation’s second-highest state officeholders. In addition to its specific duties, the committee will also address issues of mutual concern to all members.

The NLGA is a professional association providing research and training to the officeholders first in line of succession to governors in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Contributed by the Office of Lieutenant Governor