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



Mission of 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 region-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: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. In addition, four Canadian provinces —  Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan — are members or affiliate members of CSG Midwest's Midwestern Legislative Conference.



Interstate Groups Supported by CSG Midwest

CSG Midwest fulfills its mission by providing staff support to interstate groups of state (and sometimes Canadian provincial) legislators, legislative staff and other state officials, including the:


Overview of Member Services

You are automatically a member of The Council of State Governments (and able to take advantage of our member services) if you are:
Through our publications and research services, we strive to keep the region's state officials informed about critical issues, emerging trends and best practices that are impacting their work as leaders in state government. We provide opportunities for policymakers to share resources, strategies and ideas with counterparts in other states at regional and national conferences as well as through our committees and task forces. In addition, leadership and professional development training is available to help newer state legislators develop the skills they need to be effective state government leaders.
For more information on our services, please give us a call at 630.925.1922 or send us an email.