Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory announced Monday that she has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures. The announcement was made in a news release issued Monday.
NCSL is a national organization representing legislatures in the states, territories, and commonwealths of the United States. Its mission is to advance the effectiveness, independence and integrity of legislatures in support of state sovereignty and protection from unfunded federal mandates.
The Executive Committee is NCSL’s elected, governing body. The Executive Committee and conference officers have supervision, control and direction of the affairs of the conference, its committees and publications. It also implements the policies and supervises the disbursement of its funds for the organization. Through NCSL, state, territorial and commonwealth legislators have the opportunity to network, share information and obtain experience-based ideas from other jurisdictions to enact legislation.
“NCSL is a great organization that offers many beneficial resources to lawmakers and their staff,” Frett-Gregory said in her news release. “Just recently NCSL assisted with hosting the V.I. Legislative Cannabis Summit, where 12 of my colleagues along with the governor and members of his team got greater insight into the cannabis industry.”
Frett-Gregory was elected during the 2021 National Conference of State Legislatures Summit in Tampa, Florida. Members of the NCSL Executive Committee serve for one year and are eligible to serve a maximum of three years.
“It is a tremendous honor to serve on the executive committee. I’m looking forward to working with leaders from across the country to help steer NCSL’s work this coming year specifically focusing on the needs of our territories and commonwealths,” Frett-Gregory said.