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Border Legislative Academy (BLA)

Border Legislative Academy (BLA)

Promoting Binational Leadership

The border region presents an array of governing complexities for state legislators on both sides of the U.S-Mexico border. To cultivate leadership in the border region, the Border Legislative Academy (BLA) offers a multi-day program focused on honing legislative skills through informational sessions and professional development training. By bringing together legislators from the U.S. and Mexico border states, the program promotes cooperative learning and relationship building to strengthen both leadership and legislative institutions.

For questions about the program, please contact Martha Castañeda, Director of Policy & International Programs.

Who Attends?

Legislators from both U.S. and Mexican border states are invited to apply for admission to the program. Preference will be given to border state legislators within their first four years of cumulative service, but participation is not limited to this qualification.

Alumni Roster

(alumni info)

Program Sponsorship

BLA is supported through the generous contributions of private sector partners. For information on sponsor opportunities, please contact Edgar Ruiz, CSG West Director.

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSG West hosted a first of its kind virtual Annual…

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74th CSG West Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar for the 74th CSG West Annual Meeting to be hosted September 28 – October 1,…

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Border Legislative Conference Reconvened to Address Key Issues Facing the U.S. – Mexico Border Region

California Assemblymember Jose Medina, BLC Chair and Idaho Representative Clark Kauffman, CSG West Chair welcome members at reception…

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