Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long is a newly named officer of the National Lieutenant Governors Association, the professional association for the second-highest ranking officials in the 50 states and the U.S. territories. 0

Hall-Long is serving as treasurer of the NLGA Executive Committee.

“The lieutenant governor was chosen and confirmed to this position bipartisanly by her peers from across the nation,” said NLGA Executive Director Julia Hurst.

“As an officer, Lt. Gov. Hall-Long will work with her colleagues to promote shared priorities and to find and foster multi-state solutions to mutual problems," said Hurst. “Through NLGA, the nation's lieutenant governors influence the national dialogue on areas of common ground and shared concern for the benefit of Delaware, its people and all states."

“I am honored to have been nominated by my peers to help lead the National Lieutenant Governors,” said Hall-Long. “The NLGA serves as a terrific platform and voice for our state’s leaders to collaborate and provide bipartisan solutions to the issues all of our state’s face.”

Hall-Long serves until July 2019, at which time she will host the NLGA annual meeting in Wilmington — the first time Delaware will have hosted a NLGA annual meeting.

Hall-Long was sworn in as Delaware’s 26th lieutenant governor in January 2017. As chair of the Behavioral Health Consortium, she has been leading the state’s efforts to address mental health and addiction in Delaware including expanding access to treatment and coordinating and integrating services.