A Message from Washington Senator Sam Hunt

2017 CSG West Chair


Dear Colleagues,


It is truly an honor to serve as your 2017 CSG West Chair. I look forward to working with my fellow officers, legislative colleagues, legislative staff and other stakeholders from across the West to promote regional collaboration, the sharing of ideas, seeking innovative solutions, and strengthening of our legislative institutions.


This year CSG West is celebrating its 70th anniversary as part of The Council of State Governments. Throughout this period the organization has remained committed and focused on providing a neutral space for the exchange of best practices and legislative engagement on cross-cutting concerns that are unique to the West. This is among the most fascinating regions in our country with tis diverse people, geography and frontier spirit. Innovative programs and services have continuously been developed to adapt to an ever changing legislative landscape and to meet the needs of policy-makers. 


I encourage you to get involved in the important work of leading your states and urge you to utilize the services and programs available to you and your staff through CSG West.


I also invite you to attend this year’s CSG West Annual Meeting August 15-19 in Tacoma, Washington. With its theme of “Innovation is our Nature,” the CSG West Annual Meeting will convene all of our policy committees and provide training opportunities for lawmakers, include insightful speakers and experts, and address topics of regional and national importance. You will not want to miss all that Tacoma has to offer with its excellent outdoor recreation and urban cultural activities.


I wish you much success in 2017 and look forward to working with you.




Senator Sam Hunt (WA)
Chair, CSG West