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77th CSG West Annual Meeting – Oregon

Explore the Extraordinary!

Find camaraderie, discover new approaches to your legislative efforts, grow your network of experts, and have a lot of fun while doing it at the CSG West Annual Meeting, July 9-12, in Portland, Oregon.


Sessions focus on emerging issues, engage policymakers on their states’ respective approaches, and offer an opportunity to learn about innovations that improve legislation and regional outcomes.


CSG is known for its epic leadership training programs. National experts lead interactive workshops and sharpen skills in communications, consensus building, time management, ethics, and more.


Legislative Learning Labs allow private sector experts to host educational forums that address critical issues facing state legislatures. These sessions are delivered in a nonpartisan setting and are designed to share information and engage participants in conversation around industry innovations and resources.


Each year, the CSG West Chair selects special topics of interest as focus areas for programming.


Futurist, Consultant, the Future Today Institute, Samantha Jordan

Samantha Jordan is a futurist on a mission to spread “plausible optimism” about the possibilities of emerging technologies. As a consultant with the Future Today Institute (FTI), a leading foresight and strategy firm founded by world-renowned futurist Amy Webb, Jordan helps organizations dissect the complexities of upcoming opportunities, while also factoring the inherent risks. Her analysis of the data and trends in the ever-changing tech landscape gets organizations unstuck and ready to develop and implement their own customized, future-focused strategies for evolving their businesses.

Bestselling Author, Daniel James Brown

Daniel James Brown is The New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, now being made into a movie directed by George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Brown’s other books include Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894, which traces the personal stories and social, economic, and environmental causes of the Great Hinkley Fire, The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride, and his second New York Times bestseller, Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War ll, a gripping World War II saga of patriotism, highlighting the contributions and sacrifices that Japanese immigrants and their American-born children made for the sake of the nation.

Special Events

World Forestry Center

Located in Portland’s forested Washington Park, World Forestry Center’s Discovery Museum invites visitors to examine forests and consider how they impact our lives. Visitors get a bird’s-eye view of a northwest forest, explore society’s connection to the woods, and learn about the challenges and opportunities facing this critical natural resource. Through interactive and featured art exhibits, visitors can learn how managing forests affects everyday lives and how they are crucial to the forestry conversation.

Oregon Museum of Science and Technology (OMSI)

OMSI is more than a museum. They create learning experiences these walls can’t contain — bringing science to as many people as possible, no matter who or where they are. OMSI believes our collective potential can be unlocked when curiosity, learning, and community unite. Our differences make us amazing, and we celebrate those who dare to question: the explorers, the tinkerers, the storytellers, and the innovators. Welcome to OMSI.

CSG West 2024 Chair, Oregon Senator Bill Hansell welcomes you to join Western policymakers in Portland July, 9-12, 2024.

2024 Oregon Host Committee Members:

  • CSG West Chair: Senator Bill Hansell
  • Co-Chair Host Committee Senator Janeen Sollman
  • Co-Chair Host Committee Representative Bobby Levy
  • Senator Daniel Bonham
  • Senator Elizabeth Steiner
  • House Majority Leader Ben Bowman
  • Representative Lisa Reynolds
  • Secretary of the Senate Obie Rutledge
  • Jake Pelroy, Chief of Staff to Senator Hansell
  • Barbara Smith Warner, Former Oregon Representative
  • Brett Hanes, Legislative Administrator
  • Carol Suzuki. Deputy Chief of Staff, Senate President’s office
  • Misty Mason Freeman, Director, Legislative Policy and Research Office