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Governors Look at Feeding America's Children

Day Two

Washington, DC
Sunday, February 26, 2012

Today's morning session of the Governors annual meeting looks at Governors’ programs on childhood hunger. Speakers at this session include: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Julie Gehrki, Senior Director, Walmart Foundation and Daniel Weekley, Vice President-Government Affairs, Dominion Resources.

Sunday's sessions include meetings of the Education, Early Childhood and Workforce Committee (ECW), the Health and Human Services Committee (HHS), the Natural Resources Committee (NR) and the Special Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety (HSPS).

ECW Committee members examine governors’ efforts to address childhood hunger. Guests for the session are Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack; Julie Gehrki, senior director at the Walmart Foundation; and Daniel Weekley, vice president–government affairs for Dominion Resources.

On Saturday, National Governors Association Chairman David Heineman (R-NE) and Vice Chairman Jack Markell (D-DE) opened the annual governors meeting with a morning press conference to discuss the meeting's agenda and the challenges facing state governments.

NGA's Annual Meeting draws approximately 1,000 attendees. It is one of the organization's two official business meetings held each year; the Winter Meeting is held in Washington, DC, in February. The next Annual Meeting will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 15-17, 2011.

Updated: Monday, February 27, 2012 at 8:13am (ET)

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