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Governor Hogan Unanimously Nominated as Chair of ARC

October 5th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today was unanimously nominated to serve as co- chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The ARC is a partnership of the federal government and 13 states focused on fostering economic development in the region.  Elected by Appalachia’s 13 governors, the co-chair for the states leads the ARC in partnership with the federal co-chair. Governor Hogan will succeed Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam as the states’ co-chair, and work with federal co-chair Gayle Manchin. The nomination took place during the commission’s meeting this week in St. Paul, VA, where Governor Hogan joined Gov. Northam and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. This will be the first time that a Maryland governor has held the post since Gov. Harry Hughes in 1984.