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


Caucus Meetings and Events
As part of its commitment to providing legislators the tools and information they need to enhance Great Lakes protection and policy, the caucus holds a number of events throughout the year. They include an annual meeting; policy workshops held inside state and provincial capitals; and the "Great Lakes, Great Webinars" series.

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus Annual Meeting

The caucus meets annually in order to provide a forum for the region's legislators to explore basinwide policy strategies to protect and restore the lakes. The meeting includes sessions led by top Great Lakes scientists and policy experts, and caucus members also often consider various policy resolutions. The 2019 GLLC Annual Meeting was held on Sept. 13-14 in Chicago. See the links below for information on the meeting, including resolutions passed and presentations heard by the caucus



Resolutions passed at 2019 meeting


Presentations from 2019 Meeting


Presentations from 2019 Meeting of GLLC's Task Force on Lead




Summary of 2018 GLLC Meeting

The GLLC's 2018 Annual Meeting was held in September in Erie, Penn. Information on that meeting, including presentations heard and resolutions passed by the caucus, can be found below.



Great Lakes Policy Workshops

A Great Lakes policy workshop was held in Indianapolis in March 2017 for Indiana legislators.


Two Great Lakes Policy workshops for legislators were held in 2016: in Lansing, Mich., and St. Paul, Minn. All of these events were held in conjunction with CSG Midwest's Under the Dome initiative. In recent years, too, these in-state workshops for legislators have been held in Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin. The goal of these events is to give legislators the chance to explore key issues in Great Lakes policy and to examine ways for individual states to protect and restore the Great Lakes. Please contact Lisa Janairo if you would like to bring a Great Lakes policy workshop to your state.










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.