Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb
Special to The Sun
OKLA. CITY —
This past July, the National Lieutenant Governors Association met in Oklahoma City for its annual conference bringing dozens of my colleagues to our state.
At the NLGA Conference we had lieutenant governors from Alaska to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Rhode Island to New Mexico. As Oklahomans we are subjective about the place we call home. So, it’s always wonderful to hear objective compliments about our state.
One of my fellow lieutenant governors said the 2013 NLGA meeting was the best meeting ever. Another individual said he has been to 32 annual conferences and Oklahoma by far had the best food and hospitality. The ultimate compliment may have been received by a teenage girl that was at the conference with her family. She told her dad that their next family vacation should be in Oklahoma, because, as she said “I love this place.” By the way, that young lady has the Rocky Mountains in her backyard.
The greatest challenge I had was to get as much done as I could in the limited time we had. Policy panels focused on: energy, agriculture, tribal relations, emergency preparedness and other issues. Oklahoma has been a national economic leader. Policy discussions illustrated that.
Recreationally, our guests enjoyed food, entertainment and first-rate hospitality. We visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial, tornado damage, art museums, the State Capitol, dinner at Vast in the Devon Tower, the Governor’s Mansion and other venues.
Hosting the NGLA meeting was a real honor. I had to make a competitive bid to host the meeting. I always enjoy working on job creation, and representing and selling Oklahoma. At the conclusion of the NLGA Annual Conference I was reminded once again when others experience our great state that they absolutely love it!
LT. GOV. TODD LAMB, R-Edmond, may be reached via his website at www.ok.gov/ltgovernor, on Facebook or Twitter (@LtGovToddLamb) or call his office at 521-2161.