Sep 19, 2019
Regional Roundup
The CSG West family extends condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of New Mexico Senator Carlos Cisneros. His dedication to the people of his district and state will be missed.
Leadership Updates
Each year the CSG West Nominating Committee considers and recommends applicants to serve as officers of the organization. At this year's Annual Meeting, Idaho Representative Clark Kauffman, upon the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, was elected by the Executive Committee to serve as vice chair in 2020, to rotate to the position of chair in 2022. We offer our congratulations to Representative Kauffman on his election as an officer of CSG West and look forward to working with him in the coming years. 

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Committee Updates
Agriculture in the West contends with a host of complex issues. Beyond the common challenges related to planting and harvesting, the agriculture community also deals with the impact of aging infrastructure, trade negotiations, and new crop trends that introduce fresh challenges, as well as opportunity.

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Annual Meeting
Whether you were able to join us in Big Sky and are looking for a refresh on topics discussed or unable to attend and curious about the conversations, we can provide the information you seek. The recap report offers a quick overview of the meeting sessions, topics, and discussions during the Annual Meeting. For those interested in learning a little more, presentation and handout documents are also available .

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At this year's CSG West Annual Meeting the National Suicide Prevention Resource Center unveiled its completed report titled " Recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure. "  Recognizing the critical role of states in shifting from crisis response to prevention, the Resource Center's Advisory Panel compiled these recommendations from over a year of meetings with nationwide stakeholders. The recommendations are to be used by state governors, legislators, suicide prevention coordinators and coalitions, and communities to create effective state suicide prevention programs.  For further information or questions, please contact Julie Ebin ( at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center .

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