Burgum administration invites collaboration, updates officials from across state government on five strategic initiatives

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and members of his administration met today with statewide elected officials, agency leaders and team members from across state government to provide updates on the administration’s five strategic initiatives and invite greater collaboration across agencies.

About 60 people from cabinet and non-cabinet agencies assembled in the Capitol’s Brynhild Haugland Room for the unique meeting aimed at enhancing communication and collaboration with the different agencies and branches of government on the five strategic initiatives: Reinventing Government, Main Street Initiative, Transforming Education, Tribal Partnerships and Behavioral Health, including recovery from the disease of addiction.

“All of us in state government take seriously our collective responsibility to serve the citizens of North Dakota, and this is an invitation to assemble as a team and discover how we can better align on our common goals,” Burgum said. “Budget challenges, demographics, digital transformation, cybersecurity challenges and very tight national, state and local labor markets are all powerful forces that will require us to re-envision our current siloed agency approach to delivering services.”