About CSG West
The Council of State Governments West (CSG West) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that serves the western legislatures of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, the Pacific islands of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. Associate members include the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
Through a variety of programs and services offered to legislators and legislative staff, CSG West facilitates regional cooperation, exchange of information and fosters the strengthening of legislative institutions among its 13 member states. This includes policy forums, sharing of best practices, professional development training, international relations opportunities, publications and institutional linkages with other political entities in the West as well as nationally. Such opportunities provide value to member states and create opportunities for lawmakers to develop lasting and insightful relationships with leaders in neighboring states.
CSG West staff at the California State Capitol
Founded in 1947, CSG West is one of 4 regions of the Council of State Governments that form part of a national community of states. CSG’s regional and national structure invites focused participation from members on a more intimate, regional level while also providing a national platform to exchange ideas and information. Moreover, this structure provides Western lawmakers an opportunity to engage with state officials of all three branches of state government , access a myriad of national policy research and to stay abreast of national trends and developments in Washington, D.C. impacting state governments.
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