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.


2022 Award Winner- Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)- NC Department of Insurance

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.

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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.

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2022 Award Winner- Kevin Anderson (AR)

2022 Award Winners- Howard Sanderford (AL) & Victor Gaston (AL)

Thomas B. Murphy Longevity of Service Award

The Thomas B. Murphy Longevity of Service Award is presented to a Southern state legislator who has distinguished themselves by dutifully serving their constituents during their years in the legislature and who have been active participants in the Southern Legislative Conference.

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