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Welcome to CSG

Named for CSG founder Henry Wolcott Toll, this leadership development opportunity is one of the nation’s premier programs for state government officials. Each year, the Toll Fellowship brings 48 of the nation’s top officials from all three branches of government to Lexington, Kentucky, for an intensive, five-day leadership boot camp designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth while providing networking and relationship-building opportunities.

Applications are open — apply or nominate someone for the 2023 CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award. This honor recognizes the outstanding work of 20 up-and-coming elected and appointed officials from across the country who not only exemplify strong leadership skills but have also demonstrated a true commitment to serving the citizens of their state/territory.

The result of a nine-month partnership with the Commonwealth Fund, CSG issued its Long-Term Care Policy Guide. This resource for state policymakers addresses state regulation of long-term services and supports facilities, discusses the direct care workforce and ways to support family caregivers, and looks at how states can optimize ARPA spending for home- and community-based services under Medicaid.

CSG Regional Offices

Regional by design, CSG is a national community with six offices across the U.S. The headquarters office is in Lexington, Ky., and the federal affairs office is located in Washington, D.C. Regional offices are located in Atlanta, Chicago, New York City and Sacramento. All CSG members have the opportunity to participate on two levels—regional and national.

Take advantage of what CSG has to offer. Find a list of upcoming programs and events for sponsorship opportunities. As well as, more information about the benefits of becoming a member.

Find the latest news, analysis and content from The Council of State Governments on its State Talk blog. Explore information on public policy impacting the states, federal funding, the American Rescue Plan, COVID-19 and more along with the latest research, publications and information from CSG, its regional offices, its affiliated organizations and partners.

If you’re a newly elected or appointed member of any branch of state government, we welcome you as a new member of The Council of State Governments! CSG is America’s largest organization of state officials and the nation’s only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization serving all three branches of state government. See how we can work for you!

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