Cancellation of the 2020 Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting: A Message from MLC Chair Ken Horn

Due to the impact of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic across the Midwest and around the world, CSG’s Midwestern Legislative Conference has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the MLC’s 75th Annual Meeting, which was scheduled to be held in Detroit, Michigan, on July 19-22, 2020.
Although this decision is unprecedented in the MLC’s 75-year history, so, too, are the challenges state leaders across the region are facing in their capitols and in the states, provinces and local communities they represent. As the current public health crisis continues, I believe it is critically important that we do what we can to protect the health, safety and well-being of the MLC’s members, guests, partners and friends. Canceling our summer event is one way we can do this.
If you have already registered to attend the MLC Annual Meeting in Detroit or have made reservations in our room block at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, please note that your hotel accommodations will be canceled for you, and your registration fee will be refunded in full. (If you made hotel reservations outside the MLC room block or in another hotel, you will need to cancel those yourself.)
To our many friends and partners in the private sector, whose contributions in support of the MLC always make our Annual Meetings possible, please know that we deeply appreciate the significant financial commitments that so many of you had already made in anticipation of our summer conference in Detroit. Additional details regarding the return of those contributions will follow immediately.
Finally, please know that The Council of State Governments and CSG’s Midwestern Legislative Conference are continuing to monitor the ever-changing circumstances and policy challenges related to COVID-19. We remain fully committed to providing members with a wide range of resources and services, including many that have been newly developed or recently enhanced in direct response to the pandemic and its impact on our states and provinces. Details are always available on the CSG websites ( and and in various CSG publications, including Stateline Midwest.
On behalf of the entire Midwestern Legislative Conference, thank you all for your continued and unwavering commitment to public service during these challenging times. I wish you the very best in the weeks and months to come.


Ken Horn
Michigan Senator and 2020 Chair
CSG Midwestern Legislative Conference






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