Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) was unanimously selected to serve as the 2018-19 chair-elect of the Southern Legislative Conference by delegates to the group’s 72nd annual meeting this week in St. Louis, Missouri.
Established in 1947, the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) is a non-partisan, member-driven organization comprising presiding officers and key legislators from 15 Southern states. SLC is the largest of the four regional conferences of The Council of State Governments.
As chair-elect, Speaker Moore will assist incoming chair and Louisiana House Speaker Taylor F. Barras (R-New Iberia) in guiding SLC during the coming year.
Speaker Moore is anticipated to serve as chair of the SLC during their summer 2020 meeting in North Carolina. Earlier this month, Speaker Moore, on behalf of the North Carolina General Assembly, invited the SLC to host their 2020 meeting in North Carolina.
“We look forward to convening state lawmakers from across the Southern region here in North Carolina in 2020,” said Speaker Moore.
“The annual SLC meeting is about leaders learning from one another to better serve our home states. With our rich history and growing economy, North Carolina has much we can share with our neighbors.”
The SLC convened for its 72nd Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, July 21-25, as part of its mission to foster intergovernmental cooperation among its 15 member states. The meeting brought together more than 1,300 legislators, staff and guests from across the South.
The annual meeting of the SLC is the premier public policy forum for Southern state legislatures and the largest regional gathering of legislative members and staff.
North Carolina previously hosted the annual SLC meeting six times, most recently in 2009.