2018 Winter Executive Committee Meeting

Jan. 26-27, 2018 | Charleston, S.C.

image from Charleston, South CarolinaThe winter meeting of the NCSL Executive Committee and the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee for the 2017-18 conference year was held Jan. 26-27 in Charleston, S.C., at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel. Here is the agenda.

​Thursday, Jan. 25 | Meetings on this day include:
  • LSCC Optional:  Overview of NCSL's Legislative Staff Services Program
  • LSCC Optional:  Working Together and Building Stronger Teams (Professional Development - RSVP Required)
  • Reception at the Hotel
Friday, Jan. 26 | Meetings on this day include:
Saturday, Jan. 27 | Meetings on this day include:
  • Breakfast
  • Work Group on Standing Committees
  • NCSL Staff Presentations
  • Lunch
  • Full Executive Committee (including the Member Outreach and Communications Subcommittee and the Budget, Finance and Rules Committee)
  • Tour and Reception


Registration Information Requires a credit card for those who are required to pay a fee. Confirmations will be sent by email. Deadline to register online is Wednesday, January 24. After this date, you may register on-site.

Registration Fees

Free for legislators, legislative staff
Free for past NCSL presidents and staff chairs
Free for NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures Platinum, Gold and Silver level sponsors
Free for first adult guest registered
$300 for all other attendees

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Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to 303-364-7800. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the conference begins.

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at:

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
115 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC  29401
Tel: 866-781-3643​ 

Please reference the NCSL Winter Executive Committee Meeting.

The negotiated group room rates for The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel are as follows:

  • $189 for single/double, plus occupancy tax of 15 percent and $2+tax Destination Marketing Fee per night.
  • $199 for triple, plus occupancy tax of 15 percent and $2+tax Destination Marketing Fee per night.
  • $209 for quad, plus occupancy tax of 15 percent and $2+tax Destination Marketing Fee per night.

Check in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is 11 a.m.

A valid credit card is required to secure each individual’s reservation.

Book your room here.

The deadline to book housing is Friday, Dec. 22. Please book your rooms as soon as possible as the rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited in supply. To ensure availability at the negotiated group rate, please book before this date.

Attendees are responsible for making his or her own hotel and travel arrangements. 

If you need assistance with your housing, please contact Glenda Riebeling.

Reservation Cancellation Policy

Reservations must be cancelled one day (24 hours) in advance of check-in in order to not be charged a cancellation fee (equal to one night’s stay + tax).  A cancellation number must also be obtained.

If arranging hotel accommodations by phone, please indicate that you are attending the NCSL Executive Committee meeting to receive the negotiated rate.

Travel Information

Travel Information

Charleston is served by the Charleston International Airport (CHS).

Ground Transportation

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is located about 21 minutes from Charleston International Airport (CHS). Transportation options are available online at the Charleston International Airport website.

Special Needs

To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please contact Tricia Simmons at 303-364-7700, ext. 1486, of any special accommodations you may require.

About Charleston

Charleston, the official seat of the county that bears its name, is the oldest and second most populated city in South Carolina. Many of its proud 135,000 residents like to explain that it is located where “where the Cooper and Ashley Rivers come together to form the Atlantic Ocean.” Charleston is recognized throughout the world for its charm stemming from its preserved history, natural beauty, friendly and welcoming people, awe-inspiring restaurants and more.

When many speak of Charleston, they are referencing its downtown, otherwise known as The Peninsula. However, it officially includes areas that are outside the downtown: West Ashley, James Island, Johns Island and Daniel Island as well as the Cainhoy Peninsula. The Peninsula is literally just feet above sea level. The results are breathtaking buildings that appear to rise from the sea.

Charleston’s downtown, 4-to-5 square miles in area, continues to attract a diverse array of visitors from throughout America and the world. Demand for housing, priced among the highest in the Lowcountry because of its limited availability, continues to increase for all the right reasons. Living in downtown Charleston has remarkable appeal to people of all ages.

For more information on planning your visit to Charleston, please visit the official travel site.

The average Charleston high temperature for January is 59 and the average low temperature is 37.5.