The SLC’s mission is to foster and encourage intergovernmental cooperation among its 15-member states. In large measure this is achieved through the meetings, publications and policy positions of the Conference’s six standing committees. Committee members are appointed by their chamber’s legislative leadership and each committee elects its own officers. Through the deliberations of Committee members, the issues facing all Southern state legislatures are considered.
The Executive Committee serves as SLC’s governing board and consists of each state’s presiding and appointing authority, their respective House and Senate appointees, and all past chairs of the Conference still serving in the legislature. The Executive Committee reviews, periodically, the work of the standing committees to determine the usefulness and function of each. It also serves in an oversight capacity of the resources and assets of the organization.