Representative Keith M. Ingram Named Chair Elect of the Southern Legislative Conference
Charleston, West Virginia – Delegates to the 66th Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), the Southern Office of The Council of State Governments (CSG), unanimously elected Arkansas State Representative Keith M. Ingram chair elect of the Conference. Ingram will succeed Speaker Mike Hubbard of Alabama who is currently serving as head of the 15 member organization. Ingram will preside over the 68th Annual Meeting of the SLC in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2014.
Founded in 1947, the Southern Legislative Conference is one of four regional offices operating under The Council of State Governments. The mission of the Southern office is to foster and encourage intergovernmental cooperation among its 15 member states. By working together within the SLC and participating on its committees, Southern state legislative leaders are able to speak in a distinctive, unified voice to address issues that affect their states and the greater region.
Each annual meeting focuses, in part, on the innovative programs of the host state. In addition to their regular meeting schedule, technical tours provided legislators a chance to see first-hand many innovative approaches to common challenges which could potentially be replicated within their home state.
Ingram is State Senator-Elect for Arkansas District 24, and will be only the fifth Arkansan to serve as Chairman of the SLC.