Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is our nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.
CSG champions excellence in state governments to advance the common good.
To achieve this mission, CSG will:
Pursue the priorities of its member states
Be nonpartisan and inclusive
Engage leaders from all three branches of state government
Have a regional focus, a national presence and a global reach
Be a respected and trusted source for best practices and policy expertise
Convene leader to leader interactions and foster leadership development
Facilitate multistate solutions
Zealously advocate for the states in our federal system of government
Adhere to the highest ethical standards
Respect diversity and act with civility
Partner and collaborate with others
CSG's national headquarters is in Lexington, Ky. The address is 1776 Avenue of the States, Lexington, Ky 40511. The phone number is (859) 244-8000 and the fax number is (859) 244-8001.