DES MOINES – Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg has been elected Chair of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA).  NLGA is the professional association supporting lieutenant governors in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.  The mission of NLGA is to assist these leaders, and the states and territories themselves, to be as effective and as efficient as possible for constituents.    

"Adam Gregg is a strong advocate for rural Iowa and rural America, and serving as chair of the NLGA will present opportunities for him to further amplify the issues effecting rural communities nationwide,” Governor Reynolds stated.  

“I’m honored to be chosen by my colleagues from across the country to lead the National Lieutenant Governors Association,” said Lt. Governor Gregg. “We will continue to be a leading resource for innovative policy solutions at the state level.” 

“NLGA thrives under leaders that are willing to participate, share, and learn with their peer seconds-in-command from across the country,” said NLGA Director Julia Brossart.  “Lt. Governor Gregg’s peers find him to be an engaged leader willing to share ideas, from rural prosperity to emergency medical services.” 

 Lt. Governor Gregg was nominated and approved by the NLGA membership and begins service immediately.  He will serve as Chair of the NLGA until the Summer of 2024. 

The association meets three times a year and is responsible for charting a course of issues and experiences to be available to the nation’s second-highest state officeholders, while working to address issues of mutual concern to all states and territories.     

Lt. Governor Gregg has served in the role of lieutenant governor since May of 2017.  He leads the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative, he led the Feeding Iowans Task Force in 2020, and he is a past Chair of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. 

Governor Kim Reynolds previously served as Chair of the National Lieutenant Governors Association from 2015-16.