White House Regional State Leadership Day Recap From The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

Thank you to all that joined us for the North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee Regional State Leadership Day. We hope that you enjoyed the briefings and discussion with Senior Administration Officials, including Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Secretary Sonny Perdue (U.S. Department of Agriculture), Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton (Small Business Administration), and our panel participants from across the federal family on issues pertinent to your respective states and communities and on how the Administration is empowering local government to advance shared priorities. These priorities include combatting the opioid (drug) crisis, improving infrastructure and rural prosperity, promoting affordable housing, driving economic development through deregulation and opportunity zones, and disaster recovery and resilience. 

2017-18 White House State Leadership Days

This is not a “check-the-box” exercise but rather a continued commitment by the President and Administration to build and foster the relationship with state and local leaders around the country. As seen in the graphic above, from 2017-18, every county commissioner/supervisor (or similar position) was invited to the White House across 35 events. The Regional State Leadership Days Initiative is continuing this unprecedented outreach. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office directly, or our Intergovernmental Affairs team members across the federal family, if we can be helpful on issues pertinent and/or unique to your respective communities. We are your primary points of contact in the Administration and look forward to working with you individually to advance your goals and our shared priorities. We also encourage you to share information with us on challenges and opportunities you see within your communities – as local elected officials, how are you addressing affordable housing challenges, proactively advancing opportunity zones, combatting the drug/opioid crisis, providing support services to veterans, developing workforce/economic development initiatives, etc.