Lindsey Gray

A message from

Lindsey Gray

Director, Southern Legislative Conference
Director, Southern Office of The Council of State Governments

Dear Members, Staff and Friends,

I am honored and excited to take on the director role of the Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments, and to lead such a passionate, dedicated team of professionals and member states in the Southern region.

I thank everyone for the warm welcome and the selection committee members for their faith in my ability to lead this esteemed organization. Additionally, I would like to thank Colleen Cousineau for her support and assistance in transitioning me into this position. Her leadership over the past three decades has set a high benchmark for the future, and I am prepared to take on the opportunities and challenges this position brings.

As our state leaders continue to grapple with today's constantly changing landscape and endeavor to navigate the "new normal," they are acutely aware that charting a course through these turbulent times, with as little disruption as possible, is the only path forward. The SLC continues to work through our six standing committees and Executive Committee to provide valuable resources our members can rely upon.

SLC will continue to provide members with access to timely and relevant policy analysis. We are committed to providing policymakers and government leaders with opportunities to remain engaged with their colleagues and provide nonpartisan services on matters that affect our region. SLC will continue to invest in the leadership development programs that assist in excelling our state leaders and serve as a platform for facilitating germane opportunities.

Our 75th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on July 10-14, 2021, hosted by the Tennessee General Assembly, under the leadership of our SLC Chair Speaker Cameron Sexton and Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, will bring a renewed spirit of hope and continue to provide an environment of fellowship so integral to the fabric of the SLC and the Southern region.

Thank you for your continued support of the SLC.


Lindsey Gray