Senate President Robert Stivers becomes CSG National Chair
LAS VEGAS, NV (WTVQ) – The Council of State Governments Executive Committee confirmed Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers as the CSG 2018 national chair on Saturday, Dec. 16 during the CSG 2017 National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“CSG provides an excellent platform that brings people together on a broad spectrum from all over the country,” Stivers said. “It allows us to hear from legislators or business leaders who have been on the front end of an issue or idea that is starting to spread into every other region of the U.S. It promotes great discussions on these issues and provides a number of diverse perspectives.”
Stivers has served in the Kentucky General Assembly since 1997. He was elected to serve as Senate majority floor leader in 2009, a position he served in until being elected Senate president in 2012, 2014 and 2016. His term runs through the 2018 session. Among other issues, Stivers has focused on career readiness and economic development during his time in the Kentucky Legislature.
Joining Stivers on the 2018 leadership team are Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, the 2018 national president; Wisconsin state Rep. Joan Ballweg, the vice chair; and Delaware state Rep. Helene Keeley, the chair-elect.
“State officials trust CSG because our priorities are their priorities,” CSG Executive Director/CEO David Adkins said. “CSG’s national officers lead the work of CSG, bringing together all three branches of state governments to advance the common good. Our slate of officers for 2018 represents a talented, bipartisan cross section of the dedicated public servants who govern the states. They bring remarkable energy and proven leadership to their roles with CSG.”