November 30 - December 3, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO


You can access an online application here.


Class will be selected September 6th - 9th, 2016, at the CSG West Annual Meeting during the Executive Committee session.



Selection Guidelines

Each Western state is allocated at least two, and no more than four, participants in the WLA each year.  Typically, each state gets three slots at the Academy.


Applicants must be in their first four years of TOTAL legislative service. 


As illustrated by answers to application questions and letters of recommendation, selection criteria include:


A complete application includes: the application form, typewritten answers to two application questions, two letters of recommendation from legislative colleagues or elected state officials and a brief resume.


Where the applicant pool permits, it is desirable to have broad geographic representation, members of both political parties, both genders and both chambers of the legislature.


If you have any questions about this selection process, please contact Erica Miller at 916-553-4423 or emiller@csg.org