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UPDATED w/video: Burgum elected chairman of Western Governors’ Association, unveils ‘Reimagining the Rural West’ initiative

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

VAIL, COLO. – The Western Governors’ Association (WGA) elected North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum to serve as WGA chair for 2019-2020, on the final day of the association’s three-day annual meeting in Vail.

Burgum began his one-year term by announcing his central policy initiative for the coming year, titled “Reimagining the Rural West.” This initiative will examine challenges and opportunities in rural economic development, infrastructure and quality of life, with the goal of recommending policies and best practices to support vibrant and enduring rural communities in the West.

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