Governor Says Washington Trip Went Well

Gov. Matt Mead in Washington -- (Photo Courtesy of National Governors Association)
Gov. Matt Mead in Washington -- (Photo Courtesy of National Governors Association)

The governor of Wyoming says his recent trip to Washington, D. C. to meet with the president went well. News Director Leslie Stratmoen has the

Wyoming's Governor Matt Mead said his time spent over the weekend and earlier this week at the nation's capitol with the president was productive.

We caught up with him, once he returned to Cheyenne, and learned that in addition to meeting with President Barack Obama, as part of the western governors group, he also met with members of the president's cabinet and the Council of Governors.

Mead is one of 10 members of the council which is a group appointed by the president and charged with working with key federal officials on matters related to the National Guard and homeland defense. He said that meeting was held late Monday afternoon and into the evening.

Mead said he also had the opportunity to continue to share the state's success stories in developing energy strategies with governors from across the nation, emphasizing that the state continues to innovate and provide leadership to many arenas.

He said he spoke, specifically, about the state's work to create more opportunities by expanding infrastructure and access to broadband. He said Wyoming will be one of the first states to install a unified network, which will increase connectivity across the state with the next generation of technology.

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