Sen. David Wilson Receives CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

The Council of State Governments (CSG) this month recognized Senator David Wilson, R-Wasilla, as a recipient of the 2021 CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award.


This annual honor highlights the outstanding work of 20 up-and-coming elected and appointed officials from across the country who exemplify strong leadership skills and have demonstrated a commitment to serving the citizens of their states.


“I am honored to be an award recipient, together with this great cohort of effective legislative leaders,” said Sen. Wilson.


Leaders from across the country including the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. territories were nominated for this year’s leadership award class.


“The state officials named to the 2021 class of The Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award represent a broad cross-section of the exceptional leaders that successfully govern our states,” said David Adkins, CSG executive director/CEO. “Those recognized this year come from diverse backgrounds, different political parties, different branches of state government and from every region of our country, but they share a singular commitment to make a difference for those they serve.”


Founded in 1933, CSG is a nonpartisan organization that brings state officials together to learn from each other and to craft solutions to today’s public policy challenges.


“The hard-working leaders recognized with the CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award have demonstrated the ability to productively collaborate to achieve consensus and produce results,” Adkins said. “While they may be young, their public service honors the oldest and best values of our democracy.”


Award recipients will be honored at the 2021 CSG National Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico in December.

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