Governors Midwest Initiatives Events

Inititiatives - Chair's Agenda


Chair's Agenda
America's Smartland Discussion Series


Economic Development


Renewing the Midwestern Brand







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

2011 - Illinois Governor

Pat Quinn's Agenda

2010 - Ohio Governor

Ted Strickland's Agenda


All MGA Past Chairs


2016 - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's Agenda


Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is the 2016 Chair of the MGA and has announced his agenda will remain on poverty, but specifically, on promoting the benefits of mentoring.

MGA activities for Governor Brownback's agenda include:

MGA Mentoring Meeting
The MGA will be hosting a regional mentoring meeting planned for September 2016.

Regional Mentoring Working Group
This working group will consist of Midwesterners from a wide spectrum including governors' and state agency staff, academia, community groups, non-profits, and other regional leaders.

Topic-Based Conference Calls
The MGA will organize a series of conference calls with members of the working group throughout the spring and summer to focus on varying aspects of mentoring individuals out of poverty.