Midwestern Legislative Conference

Bowhay Institute for Legislative
Leadership Development

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence
Legislative Caucus

Midwest Interstate Passenger
Rail Commission

Midwestern Legislative Service Agency/Research Directors Group

Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Project


About the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus (GLLC) is a binational, nonpartisan organization that exists solely for the purpose of engaging state and provincial legislators in the policy-making process related to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. Clean water is essential to support a healthy population, a thriving economy, and a well-functioning ecosystem. As the major source of water for communities located within the Great Lakes basin, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are a vital resource in which the region’s residents all share a common interest.
The Caucus is organized around the guiding principle of assuring that the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River continue to provide a plentiful source of clean, affordable water to the region’s residents, businesses, and industries. The GLLC brings together members from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Québec, and Wisconsin to take coordinated regional action to promote the restoration, protection, economy, and sustainable use of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. Indiana Sen. Ed Charbonneau serves as chair of the caucus and Illinois Rep. Robyn Gabel is vice chair. CSG Midwest provides staffing services for the caucus. Funding for the caucus is provided in part by The Joyce Foundation.


Membership in the caucus is open to all legislators in the eight states and two provinces in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region. There is no cost to join – only benefits.


Caucus Executive Committee


Caucus Correspondence

To help provide a voice for the states and provinces of the Great Lakes region, the caucus initiates sign-on letters, submits public comments and passes resolutions on key policy issues impacting the Great Lakes.







The Mission of CSG
and CSG Midwest

The Council of State Governments is the nation's only nonpartisan association of state officials serving all three branches of government in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. CSG is a regionally-based, national organization that promotes excellence in state government. CSG fosters the interstate exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy, and it offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. CSG Midwest focuses on meeting the needs of state policymakers and leaders in the nation's heartland, including 11 Midwestern states.