Western Governors' Association announces Western Governors' Leadership Institute

The Western Governors’ Foundation (WGF), the philanthropic arm of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA), has created the Western Governors’ Leadership Institute to recognize and reward the effective exercise of leadership by young adults across the West, and to promote and encourage its future development.

Every year the Institute will select one young adult to represent each western state and territory in WGA’s footprint. Delegates will attend the Annual Meeting of the Western Governors’ Association, at which time they will also participate in the Institute’s leadership development forum. The Foundation will cover all expenses associated with delegate participation. Eligible applicants for the inaugural leadership forum (to be held in Idaho in the summer of 2022) must be between the ages of 21 and 25 years old as of June 2022. They must also be a permanent resident of a western state whose Governor is an active member of WGA. Those jurisdictions are: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

The Institute will formally launch during the WGA 2021 Annual Meeting, June 30-July 1. Further details concerning the application process and schedule will be available at that time. Until then, questions or inquiries about the Western Governors’ Leadership Institute can be directed to Amanda Nelson at amanda@westgov.org or 720.897.4547