January 29, 2022 at 07.10 HST
* Updated January 27 at. 11:53
Governor David Ige travels to Washington, DC for the annual National Governors Association 2022 Winter Meeting.
Governor Ige will attend a session with US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and attend various meetings on topics including drought, COVID-19 and infrastructure financing. Governor Ige will also attend a broadband session with Secretary Alan Davidson, who heads the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
On Sunday, Governor Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige will join other governors and their spouses for an evening with President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden on Mount Vernon.
NGA is a non-partisan association of the country’s 55 state and territorial governors.
Lieutenant Governor Josh Green will serve as acting governor until Governor Ige returns to Hawaii on February 2nd.