May 2020 | Issue 2
Member Updates
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In Remembrance
The CSG West family extends our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Oregon Representative Mitch Greenlick. A dedicated public servant, his advocacy and insights will be missed by many.
CSG West Vice Chair Applications Open
Interested in applying your leadership skills? We have the perfect opportunity! Through collective leadership, the CSG West Officers lead the organization's efforts to support regional collaboration, information sharing, and efforts of legislative institutions throughout the region.
"Being a CSG West officer is a rewarding experience. It enables you to meet and work with legislative leaders from the other member states. And you become a key player in the CSG West decision-making process." - Senator Sam Hunt, CSG West Past Chair, CSG Chair-Elect
Policy Updates
Legislative Responses to COVID-19
In February of 2020, COVID-19 hit the United States in earnest and after months of stay-safe-at-home requirements begin to lift, state legislatures grapple with the delicate balance of economic recovery and public health . To learn more about how states are approaching this task, click below.
COVID-19 Impact at the US-Mexico Border
Among the busiest in the world, the U.S. - Mexico border has been heavily impacted by COVID-19 and the pandemic it has created. In response, enhanced surveillance and containment efforts have been implemented on both sides of the border for the protection of citizens, as well as economies.  To learn more, click below.
Member Resources
COVID-19 State Resources
Be sure to check out the CSG COVID-19 resource site for updated information on initiatives and resources related to state responses to the pandem ic. Recent updates include states' reopen plans, impact in corrections facilities, and legislative special sessions.
CSG Signs on to Big 7 Letter
With millions of jobs and the economic recovery at stake, the seven leading organizations representing state, territorial and local governments called on Congress to approve an aid package that would sustain vital services to Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click below to read the full statement.
Please Note: With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), CSG West is closely monitoring the evolving situation and adhering to the guidance of the CDC, state, and local health authorities to ensure the protection of our members and partners. As this situation evolves, we will keep you posted on any developments that may affect our programming. Please visit us online or reach out to csgw@csg.org with questions.
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