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Welcome to CSG

Each year, CSG convenes state leaders from all three branches of government, subject matter experts and community partners from across the U.S. to share ideas and explore solutions to the complex policy issues facing the states. Working with fellow state leaders from across the country and across the aisle, attendees of the CSG National Conference can learn from one another and build relationships to help solve problems and build and shape public policy. Join us in Raleigh, Dec. 6-9. 

For 90 years, CSG has served state leaders to advance the common good. In that work, we’ve partnered with innovative leaders from corporations, national trade associations and nonprofit organizations to build partnerships, strengthen relationships, share expertise and help identify solutions for states. Learn how you can partner with CSG on this important work.

CSG has championed excellence in state governments and provided resources and assistance to state leaders in all three branches of government for nine decades. In 2023, CSG celebrates 90 years of service to the states. Take a look back at the history, people, issues and accomplishments that made us who we are today — avid proponents that states are cornerstones for progress and laboratories of democracy. 

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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