About Us

The Council of State Governments (CSG)

Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is the nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.

CSG Center of Innovation

The CSG Center of Innovation was created in July 2018 to provide an enhanced focus on utilizing grants and external funding to meet the needs of state officials seeking innovative policy solutions to the issues of today and tomorrow. The Center provides fact-based and data-driven policy support, identifies and fosters state-driven emerging policy solutions and ensures equality of opportunity and engagement across all populations.


The Council of State Governments
1776 Avenue of the States,
Lexington, Ky 40511

(859) 244-8000