Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach will be out of the territory next week, leaving Finance Commissioner Bosede Bruce as acting governor and Senate President Novelle Francis Jr. to assume the duties of the lieutenant governor, Government House announced Friday.
Bryan will attend a series of meetings in Washington, D.C., before attending the National Governors Association’s winter meeting, also in the nation’s capital, according to the press release.
In addition to meetings with members of Congress to talk about benefitting the territory’s economic future, WAPA and energy, health care, bond financing and other pressing issues, Bryan will also attend the Department of Interior’s annual Interagency Group on Insular Affairs. He is also scheduled to testify before the Senate Committee for Energy and Natural Resources to give them a status update on the state of the territory, the release stated.
Bryan will begin the week with meetings with representatives from Google, Howard University and the D.C. Mayor’s Office. The topics of discussion for those meetings will include digital transformation for government sectors, Google’s Public Sector resources for empowering a culture of innovation, training and health IT workforce development partnerships and opportunities with Howard University and the government of the District of Columbia, it said.
Bryan is scheduled to return on Sunday, Feb. 12, and Roach, who also is out of the Territory next week, is scheduled to return on Monday, Feb. 13, according to Government House.