Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo's Communications Office
Lieutenant Governor Mongiardo participates in National Lieutenant Governors Association Conference

Press Release Date:  Friday, July 25, 2008  
Contact Information:  Sarah Baird

This week in Buffalo, New York, Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo represented Kentucky at the biannual meeting of the National Lieutenant Governors Association.  The conference—which brings together Lieutenant Governors from across the nation—offers the opportunity for these leaders to join in working towards solutions to problems that face individual states, territories and the entire nation. Through panels, discussions and working groups, the Lieutenant Governors are given the opportunity to share ideas and develop innovative strategy to combat tough issues in new, creative ways.

Yesterday at the opening lunch of the conference, Lieutenant Governor Mongiardo was given the opportunity to lead his fellow Lieutenant Governors in the discussion of public-private partnerships for land and water resources. Joining the Lieutenant Governors was Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, who co-chairs the President and First Lady's Preserve America initiative on historic preservation and heritage tourism. Deputy Secretary Scarlett offered her insight and wisdom as both an advocate for public-private partnerships as well as promotion of outdoor and heritage tourism nationwide.

“Kentucky’s Adventure Tourism initiative will benefit greatly from the insights and discussions in Buffalo,” said Lieutenant Governor Mongiardo. “By learning about the many ways other states have been able to utilize public-private partnerships, we will be able to move forward more effectively in our efforts to promote outdoor recreation.”

Additionally, Lieutenant Governor Mongiardo has stepped forward to serve as the newest member of the National Lieutenant Governors Association Executive Committee, representing the Southern Region in an At-Large position. In this capacity, he will be able to help guide the direction of the NLGA organization and its further development.

The National Lieutenant Governors Association—headquartered in Florence, Kentucky—strives to promote interstate cooperation and share best practices to improve the quality of life for all constituents. For more information about the National Lieutenant Governors Association, its mission and current initiatives, visit