OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The incoming chair of the National Governors Association, Governor Dave Heineman, of Nebraska has asked Governor Matt Mead to serve as co-chair of the NGA’s Special Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety. The committee is co-chaired by a Republican and Democratic governor.
“It is an honor to serve in this capacity and I appreciate very much that Governor Heineman would consider me for this position,” Governor Mead said. “Governors have a vital role in homeland security and I look forward to representing these leaders and bringing a state perspective to the national debate.”
The Special Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety addresses homeland security, the National Guard and homeland defense, criminal justice and public safety, and veterans’ affairs. Governor Mead’s term as chair will run from July 2011 to July 2012. He was reappointed to the NGA’s Natural Resources Committee, which has jurisdiction over agriculture, energy, the environment, and natural resources issues.
Governor Mead also continues to serve on the Council of Governors. This group of ten governors is chosen by the President to advise the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on matters related to the National Guard and civil support missions.