July 26, 2018
Regional Roundup
Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. 
The majority of his time is spent traveling the world to study emerging technologies and shifts in human behavior that can be translated into pragmatic plans for the future. You are invited to hear his unique perspective when he speaks at the 71st Annual Meeting on Friday, September 14th.

"Everything is changing. How we live, how we work and how we play. But to understand the future you need to focus on anthropology (the study of human beings) not technology. After all, as interesting as it is when things change, the real magic happens when people do."  
Border Legislative Academy
The second Border Legislative Academy (BLA) was held in San Diego, California from July 12 through 14 and included participants from beyond the border states. The Council of State Governments West (CSG West) Chair, Utah Senator Stuart Adams, presided over the program and served as Ambassador for CSG West and member states not represented in attendance. Participants were introduced to the complexities and opportunities of governing the border region including policy resources and case studies.  Balancing this portion of the agenda, time was also dedicated to professional skills development focused on effective communications.  Congratulations to the Border Legislative Academy Class of 2018!     

National Emergency Management Association
The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) dedicates its work to enhancing public safety through the improvement of the nation's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all emergencies, disasters, and threats to the nation's security. The organization works with emergency management directors from all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia to provide leadership and expertise in comprehensive emergency management.

Offering insights into their most recent work, NEMA has published their biennial report. Addressing topics such as governor's authority, cybersecurity, laws impacting emergency management, state-funded disaster assistance programs, and much more the report provides a wealth of information for those interested in emergency preparedness efforts.

Annual Meeting

The CSG West Annual Meeting provides a forum for our standing policy committees to meet and discuss topics important to the western region. 

Be sure to check out recent topic updates for 
the  Annual Legislative Training Assembly (ALTA)  s ession on our website. 

Upcoming Events

Join fellow state legislators in conversations related to border legislation, water governance, and much more at our upcoming events. Registration currently open for the Border Legislative Conference, Legislative Council on River Governance, and the 71st CSG West Annual Meeting.

  Aug 9-11                                  Aug 20-21                               Sept 11-15
Santa Fe, NM                               Butte, MT                             Snowbird, UT

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