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The Council of State Governments will convene its annual meeting Dec. 7-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The preliminary conference agenda is available now and features innovative sessions exploring interstate compacts, emergency management, economic development, cybersecurity, health care innovation, education and more. Don’t miss the chance to connect with fellow state leaders. Register, find hotel information and more at the conference website.

Forty-eight state government officials from across the U.S. have been selected for The Council of State Governments distinguished Henry Toll Fellowship. The program is the nation’s premier leadership development opportunity for state leaders. In its first class since 2019, elected and appointed officials from the executive, legislative and judicial branches in 32 states will meet at the CSG national headquarters for a five-day leadership boot camp. Meet the class.

The 2021-22 CSG Healthy States National Task Force is a bipartisan working group of state leaders from all three branches of government tasked with providing resources and policy recommendations for state governments to collectively improve state health across four focus areas — civic health, economic and workforce health, fiscal health, and human health. Explore initial findings from the task force.

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.

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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