Idaho Representative Clark Kauffman, CSG West Chair
Thank You for Joining Us!
We would like to thank all those who recently attended the 75th CSG West Annual Meeting in Boise. The outstanding engagement from Western legislators, legislative staff, academic, nonprofit, and private sector participants, made this a truly memorable and successful meeting!
CSG West sends a special acknowledgment to the Idaho Host Committee and volunteers, whose assistance was invaluable, and to our sponsors who make this work possible.  

Stay tuned for recaps, photos, and conference highlights, which will be forthcoming. We look forward to seeing many of you at next year’s Annual Meeting in Universal City, California!
Legislative Council on River Governance to Convene in Oregon Next Week
The Legislative Council on River Governance (LCRG) brings together state legislators from the four Columbia River basin states to address shared concerns and provides a unique space for interstate dialogue.

LCRG Chair, Oregon State Senator Bill Hansell, along with our staff, are excited to convene this year's LCRG and invite you to join us August 9-11 in Boardman, Oregon.

Please click below for registration and additional info. For questions about LCRG, please contact Jackie Tinetti, Policy Analyst, at
Announcing the 2022 Class of the Western Legislative Academy
CSG West looks forward to hosting the 48 members accepted to this year's Western Legislative Academy (WLA), the West's premier legislative training program. WLA has graduated 792 alumni since 2000, many of whom have served as leaders in their state legislatures, as well as have gone on to serve in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Click below to view the 2022 class roster and learn more about WLA.
Congratulations to Western Leaders Selected for the CSG Henry Toll Fellowship Class of 2022
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.

CSG West is delighted to congratulate this year’s recipients and highlight legislators selected from the West:

  • Representative Troy N. Hashimoto, Hawaii House of Representatives

  • Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, Assistant Majority Whip, Nevada State Assembly

  • Representative DeLena Johnson, Alaska House of Representatives

  • Senator Patty Kuderer, Washington State Senate

  • Representative Laurie Lickley, Idaho House of Representatives

  • Representative Daniel H. Ortiz, Alaska House of Representatives
Regional Policy
Utah Highlighted for Transparency in ARPA Funds Distribution
A recently published article by CSG features Utah as an example of a state using several methods to provide financial transparency and interbranch collaboration for the strategic distribution of federal ARPA funds. In the article, Utah Senator Kirk Cullimore, a CSG West Executive Committee Member, shares insight into seven guiding principles which aided Utah in determining allocations toward public health, infrastructure, water, education remediation, and other key areas reflecting statewide goals.

Click below to read the full article.
Upcoming Webinars
Webinar: Strategies for Planning and Implementing a Comprehensive Crisis System
On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (EST), the CSG Justice Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in collaboration with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, will be hosting a fieldwide webinar on Strategies for Planning and Implementing a Comprehensive Crisis System. 
The presentation will discuss common challenges providers and policymakers face trying to fill this need as well as unique challenges based on type of community (rural, suburban, urban). It will also address how incorporating Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) can help achieve their long-term goals for crisis care.
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