Walz to Chair Midwestern Governors Association

Walz to Chair Midwestern Governors Association Click to Enlarge Photo: AP Images

(KNSI) - Gov. Tim Walz has been appointed chair of the Midwestern Governors Association.

In a press release Thursday, the governor's office said Walz's agenda as chair is called "Empowering Midwestern Communities," which will aim to create economic opportunities in the energy sector across the Midwest. One focus within that agenda is supporting communities as the energy industry transitions and some power plants across the Midwest retire.

“Communities and workers that have long fueled our energy needs are in a transition period, and we must do everything in our power to ensure that they have the tools and supports to manage the transition in a way that positions them for success,” Walz said.

The Midwestern Governors Association is a bipartisan group that works on policies concerning agriculture, energy and economic development and is comprised of 12 governors spanning across the Midwest from North Dakota to Missouri and from Kansas to Ohio.