The National Conference of Governor's Schools, Inc. was launched in October 1987 at the first national assembly of governor's schools' leaders and board members in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Bylaws of the National Conference of Governor's Schools were presented and ratified in 1987 at the inaugural NCoGS Conference. A revised version was adopted October 3, 1998, at the Biennial Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, and another revision was adopted October 7, 2006, at the Biennial Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The current version was adopted October 4, 2012, at the Annual Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The Executive Committee consists of 4 elected officers, up to 4 elected at-large members, and the immediate past president. Executive Committee officers serve of term of 3 years. At-large positions are elected based on the organization's strategic focus and direction, including organizers from previous, current, and upcoming annual meetings.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is made up of two members of each state with a functioning governor's school program. A state may also gain membership on the Board if the state is currently developing a governor's school program. The following Board members are those known at the time of publication.
he Jim Bray and Lillian Press Distinguished Services Award bears the names of two dedicated founders of the National Conference of Governor's Schools. They represent the loftiest achievements in the early development of governor's schools: namely, the establishment of the first governor's school and the incorporation of the National Conference of Governor's Schools.