The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced on Monday that Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) has been elected the 2022 DRA States’ Co-Chairman. DRA’s Board of Governors annually elects a States’ Co-Chairman to work directly with the Federal Co-Chairman on economic development and growth in the DRA region.

“I look forward to continuing my work with the DRA to help create jobs, build communities and improve the lives of those that reside within the Delta region,” said Ivey.

The DRA is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 2000 to promote and encourage the economic development of the lower Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt regions. DRA invests in projects supporting transportation infrastructure, basic public infrastructure, workforce training and business development.

Ivey previously served as DRA States’ Co-Chair in 2017.

Delta Summit 2022 will be March 29-31 in New Orleans.

Ivey recently qualified for a second term as Governor of Alabama.