National Governors Association meeting to be held at Hard Rock in A.C. from July 12-14

Murphy, NGA chair, will discuss his initiatives to help mental health struggles in youths

The nation’s governors will meet in Atlantic City at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, from July 12-14, for the National Governors Association Annual Meeting.

Governors of both parties will join federal officials and leaders from business, academia and philanthropy for bipartisan conversations around top issues in states, commonwealths and territories.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, who serves as the NGA chair, will lead an opening plenary session July 13 on his NGA Chair’s Initiative: Strengthening Youth Mental Health.

At the meeting, Murphy is expected to unveil “Strengthening Mental Health: A Governor’s Playbook,” a resource that governors, states and other policymakers can use to take actionable steps to address youth mental health challenges. The playbook has been developed over the past year through a series of roundtable events held across the country with mental health leaders.

Also on July 13, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Willie Phillips will moderate a policy roundtable on governors’ actions to accelerate infrastructure projects.

On July 14, incoming NGA Chair Utah Gov. Spencer Cox will lead a closing plenary session to introduce his 2023-2024 NGA Chair’s Initiative.