Gov. Walz reappointed to Co-Chair of the Council of Governors

President Joe Biden has reappointed Gov. Tim Walz as co-chair of the bipartisan Council of Governors along with Vermont Governor Phil Scott.

“I am honored to be reappointed as co-chair to lead this bipartisan group of governors. We will continue to work with the federal government to advance our homeland security and support our soldiers at home and abroad,” said Governor Walz. “We have made significant progress convening around issues related to cybersecurity, disaster response, and our National Guard, and I look forward to continuing to partner on matters related to critical infrastructure and civil support.”

The Council consists of 10 governors of both the Republican and Democratic parties. They are responsible for advising the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on matters related to the National Guard and civil support missions.

“It has been an honor to serve as co-chair with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, and I look forward to leading the council with Vermont Governor Phil Scott and working together to strengthen our state and federal partnerships,” continued Governor Walz.

The next Council of Governors meeting is scheduled for February of 2023, in conjunction with the National Governors Association Summer Meeting.