Governor Matt Mead is in Washington, DC to participate in the National Governors Association Winter Meeting. Governor Mead will be co-chairing the Special Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety session. He will also continue his service on the Council of Governors. That Council is a group of ten governors 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. Governor Mead says that the winter meeting is always productive.
The National Governors Association meetings provide an opportunity for Governor Mead to discuss important topics with other governors and with members of the President’s Cabinet. Last year Governor Mead met with the Secretary of the Interior about more coal leases. Subsequent to that discussion 5 lease sales were held in 2011. Those sales give Wyoming about $100 million in revenue per year for 5 years.