Governors Midwest Initiatives Events

Inititiatives - Chair's Agenda


Chair's Agenda
America's Smartland Discussion Series


Economic Development


Renewing the Midwestern Brand







2016 - Kansas Governor

Sam Brownback's Agenda

2015 - Kansas Governor

Sam Brownback's Agenda

2014 - Wisonsin Governor

Scott Walker's Agenda

2013 - Minnesota Governor

Mark Dayton's Agenda

2012 - Iowa Governor

Terry Branstad's Agenda


All MGA Past Chairs


2017 - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's Agenda


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was announced as the 2017 association Chair and will focus on promoting Midwestern forestry and natural resources issues.

The association will work to promote the economic, recreational, and tourism benefits of the regions’ forests. More information will be made available shortly. By working together, states can maximize the economic and recreational potential of our forests.

The MGA will bring together secretaries and directors of natural resources and other regional leaders over the next year to prioritize and address areas of mutual interest.


As part of Gov. Scott Walker's agenda as MGA chair, the MGA will host an America's Smartland Series focusing on the economic development potential of Midwestern forests. For more information, please visit the Forestry webpage.