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January 15, 2016
Delaware Governor, Nebraska Senator to Lead CSG in 2016


LEXINGTON, Ky.--Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Nebraska state Sen. Beau McCoy will lead The Council of State Governments in 2016 as the national president and the chairman, respectively.
They'll be joined on the leadership team by Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson as chair-elect and Kentucky state Sen. Robert Stivers as vice chair.
"I'm honored and privileged to lead The Council of State Governments," Markell said. "State and local leaders have a vital perspective on solutions to our country's challenges and the ability to work in a pragmatic way to get things done. Working together, we have a unique opportunity to build confidence and trust in government. It's an opportunity I take very seriously as the governor, and as the CSG president."
Markell has served as governor of Delaware since 2009. McCoy was first elected tot he Nebraska Legislature in 2008.
"Conducting public service successfully in the modern political environment requires constant effort and self-education," McCoy said. "For more than 80 years, The Council of State Governments has been a trusted, nonpartisan resource for members in all three branches of state government."
CSG Executive Director/CEO David Adkins said the 2016 leadership team brings diverse and invaluable experience to the council.
"The council is fortunate to have a talented team with an array of expertise that will keep CSG moving forward in its service to states," Adkins said. "Their passion for public service and commitment to innovation will allow us to continue providing high-quality products in key areas such as workforce development, education access and economic growth."

The Council of State Governments is our nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.