CSG would retain its full complement of Standing Committees and would add a new Interbranch Affairs Committee in order to advance the organizational mission of bringing together state leaders from all three branches of government. The creation of the Interbranch Affairs Committee, when combined with CSG’s Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and the work of CSG’s National Center for Interstate Compacts, would perfectly position CSG to have a three-tiered policy apparatus addressing state-to-federal, state-to-state, and branch-to-branch issues.
CSG’s Standing Committee structure would include:
Associates Advisory Committee
Interbranch Affairs Committee
Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
National Meetings Committee
Suggested State Legislation Committee
CSG Public Policy Committees
CSG’s national policy task forces would be restructured as CSG Public Policy Committees and would continue to be used as the principle tools for engaging members on policy issues. CSG Public Policy Committees would exist for 2-year terms at the direction of the CSG Leadership Council and CSG Executive Committee and would be created, adjusted or disbanded depending on the policy needs of the organization – just as they are today. One notable change would be that while private-sector members may still sit on CSG Public Policy Committees, their role under these proposed changes would be changed to non-voting.
NOTE:This listing of proposed governance changes is neither a complete summary nor does it represent an endorsement by CSG’s Executive Committee or CSG’s Governing Board. The details listed are not final and are subject to change.