Governor Markell named to NGA executive committee

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell stands on stage after an inauguration ceremony to begin his second term Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Central Middle School in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

August 4, 2013 4:03:34 PM PDT
Gov. Jack Markell has been named to the nine-member executive committee of the National Governors Association.

The executive committee is the governing body of the NGA. Markell was tapped for the committee by the NGA Chair, Oklahoma Gov. Marry Fallin, and the Vice Chair, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Markell, a Democrat, says he's honored to serve on the committee, which helps ensure that the association "remains a bipartisan forum for governors to share best practices" and come up with solutions.