Southern Legislative Conference | Serving the South

The Southern
Office of

The Council of State Governments

Colleen Cousineau
Southern Legislative Conference
Deputy Executive Director
The Council of State Govenrments

A Message from the Director

Dear SLC Members and Colleagues,

As elected officials who face daily issues that often are complex and inter-connected, the resources available through the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) of The Council of State Governments (CSG) can help you and your staff address an array of policy issues.  By offering services and programs designed to meet your needs and your schedule, we are able to provide the tools necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st century policymaker.

The role of state government is constantly evolving, and the primary responsibility of effective 21st century governments is to ensure seamless, appropriate and cost-effective service delivery to its citizens.  By working through the many forums offered, whether at our premiere policy gathering – the SLC annual meeting – through delegation fly-ins; staff legislative exchange programs; our leadership training programs, both at the regional and national levels; or at our policy academies, members have the opportunity to work through the many challenges facing policymakers and find solutions to today’s pressing issues, while developing strategies to plan for the future.

With your participation and support, we will continue to serve our growing and diverse region in a manner that best suits the needs of our membership and states.


Colleen Cousineau
Director, Southern Legislative Conference
Deputy Executive Director, The Council of State Governments