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CSG West offers unparalleled opportunities for private sector entities to engage with regional and national leaders. Our program sponsors value the regional focus, and intimate, accessible atmosphere that CSG West events are known for. We encourage you to consider supporting CSG West and its mission to strengthen state legislative institutions through regional collaboration. To learn more about becoming a program sponsor, please contact Edgar Ruiz, CSG West Director, at 916-553-4423.

Colorado River Forum  

Bringing together legislators from the seven U.S. basin states, as well as the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora, the Colorado River Forum provides a venue for members to address issues unique to their states. Sponsors of this program are invited to join collaborative conversations and foster relationships with legislators from the West and beyond. 

November 18-20, 2024, Phoenix, Arizona


Western Legislative Academy  

As the premier training program for newer state legislators, the Western Legislative Academy (WLA) aims to sharpen skills for effective lawmaking and strengthen legislative institutions. WLA sponsors gain access to connect with rising leaders in the West and establish lasting relationships. 

December 10-13, 2024, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Annual Meeting

Known for its collegial atmosphere, the CSG West Annual Meeting welcomes lawmakers, legislative staff, and other stakeholders to gather, learn, and connect. Sponsors gain access to promote their companies, share ideas, and engage with legislators in a unique space, through policy committee sessions, training seminars, and networking events. 

July 9-12, 2024, Portland, Oregon

Border Legislative Programs  

Through our border programs, sponsors can engage with U.S. and Mexico state lawmakers and other officials. These programs are designed to further binational cooperation and enhance policy-makers’ abilities to address shared concerns. 

The Border Legislative Academy (BLA), launched 2017, in conjunction with the University of California San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, will assist newer legislators of the 10 U.S.-Mexico border states to become more effective leaders.  

The Border Legislative Conference (BLC), launched in 2002, is the premier facilitator for ongoing dialogue amongst state legislators in the U.S.-Mexico border region. The BLC empowers legislators to engage in the binational agenda by bringing together industry experts and leaders from both countries to discuss common challenges; share best practices; and promote innovation and collaboration.

September 26-28, 2024, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Legislative Council on River Governance  

The Legislative Council on River Governance (LCRG) brings together legislators from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The program offers its sponsors opportunities to engage with these members on issues facing the Columbia and Snake River basins. 

September 9-11, 2024, Richland, Washington