Lieutenant Governor Tregenza A. Roach will leave the Territory today to attend the 2022 National Lieutenant Governor’s Association (NLGA) Federal State Relations Meeting in Washington, D.C. The NLGA conducts meetings annually to discuss state, federal, and international affairs relevant to the Offices of the Lieutenant Governor across all 50 states and five U.S. Territories.

Lieutenant Governor Roach also expects to finalize details of the NLGA’s meeting in the Territory, scheduled for the Fall of 2023.

As part of its mission, NLGA fosters interstate cooperation and provides a medium for the exchange of views to improve the efficiency of state and territorial administration through education on issues and leadership training.

Plenary sessions, keynote presentations, and panel discussions from lieutenant governors and NLGA partners will include topics surrounding the National Drug Control Policy, homelessness and housing strategies, infrastructure and intergovernmental priorities, workforce innovations, violence and human trafficking, energy and environmental stewardship, and policy resolutions for consideration.

“As a platform for lieutenant governors, NLGA provides essential access to information, resources, and solutions that aid operations and other key government relations. The opportunity to meet and dialogue with my colleagues on issues that also impact their states and Territories is significant and fosters ongoing partnerships. This level of collaboration is meaningful and serves to advance the work of our respective offices,” said Lieutenant Governor Roach.

Lieutenant Governor Roach will return to the Territory on Sunday, April 3, 2022. During his absence, Senate President Donna Frett Gregory will assume the duties of the lieutenant governor, as per the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands.