We all have important responsibilities and obligations to our citizens. While each state is different, our challenges are similar. When people on all sides look for the best solutions to our pressing challenges, we can enact powerful, positive changes.
Governors are optimistic about our states and the role they can play in making this country stronger. We look forward to working with our federal partners toward a more prosperous and brighter future for our states and our citizens.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, a Democrat, is chairman of the National Governors Association. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, is the groupís vice chairwoman.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.