CSG South is proud of our members, our leaders, and the states they represent. Throughout the year, we present a series of awards to recognize valuable contributions made by our Legislators and their staffs in the 15 state southern region.
State Transformation in Action (STAR) Recognition
The Southern Legislative Conference’s State Transformation in Action (STAR) recognizes impactful, creative, effective, and transferable state government solutions. Innovative program submissions are accepted from a wide array of state agencies, departments, and institutions operating within the executive, legislative, and judicial governmental branches.CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE 2023 STAR AWARD DOWNLOAD THE 2023 STAR BROCHURE CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THE 2022 AWARD WINNER See Past Winners
Carter/Hellard Legislative Staff Award
Presented annually since 1990, the Carter/Hellard Legislative Staff Award is given to a staff member who has demonstrated excellence and dedication in service to state legislators in the South. Named in honor of the late Sam Carter, Director of Research of the South Carolina House of Representatives, and the late Vic Hellard, Jr., Director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, this award is selected by the Legislative Service Agency Directors Group.CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THE 2022 AWARD WINNER See Past Winners
Thomas B. Murphy Legacy Award
The Thomas B. Murphy Legacy Award is presented to a Southern state legislator who has distinguished themselves by dutifully serving their constituents during their years in the legislature and actively participating in the Southern Legislative Conference.CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THE 2022 AWARD WINNER- VICTOR GASTON CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THE 2022 AWARD WINNER- HOWARD SANDERFORD See Past Winners