Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory announced today her appointment to serve on the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). NCSL is a national organization that represents 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,” said Frett-Gregory. “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.”
Senator 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,” concluded Frett-Gregory.