News release from National Governors Association:
WASHINGTON–The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that Nashville, Tennessee, will host the nation’s governors for its 2014 Annual Meeting, July 10-13. This will mark the third time NGA has held its Annual Meeting in the state since 1951.
“The nation’s governors are excited to be holding their meeting in Nashville, and thank Gov. Haslam for the invitation,” said NGA Vice Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.
“NGA meetings are an opportunity for leaders from around the country to come together across party lines to develop innovative and improved approaches to governing. Nashville will be a great setting for these discussions.” Fallin will serve as NGA Chair during the meeting.
NGA’s nine-governor executive committee selected the Volunteer State for its excellent accommodations and venue options, as well as the city’s overall appeal.
Tennessee’s strong bid demonstrated the state’s ability to meet all of the association’s criteria for hosting an Annual Meeting, including numbers of properties and venues needed; central location; and transportation, security and volunteer needs
“The NGA Annual Meeting will bring governors from across the country to Tennessee for the first time in 30 years,” saidGov. Bill Haslam. “Nashville has built an international brand as Music City, and we look forward to showcasing our diverse entertainment, cultural and recreational activities along with our Southern hospitality.”
Tennessee hosted the NGA Annual Meeting in Gatlinburg in 1951 and in Nashville in 1984.
This is one of the organization’s two official business meetings held each year. The next Winter Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., February 22-25. The next Annual Meeting will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Aug. 1-4, 2013.