Kentucky Fiscal Analyst Elected at Legislative Summit in Boston
Boston—Chuck Truesdell was elected to the position of staff chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) at the 2017 Legislative Summit in Boston. Truesdell, a fiscal analyst for the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, served as staff vice-chair from 2016-2017. NCSL, a bipartisan organization, serves the nation’s 7,383 legislators and more than 20,000 legislative staff.
“I look forward to continuing my long-term relationship with NCSL as staff chair,” Truesdell said. “NCSL is an extremely beneficial resource for legislative staff and I will help to ensure that NCSL continues to be the go-to source for legislative staff and legislators across the country.”
NCSL is the only national organization that provides training, professional growth opportunities and information sharing for legislative staff. There are 13 staff sections and networks that sponsor meetings, training and publications. Legislative staffers are also eligible to be members of the NCSL standing committees, which address state policy issues and state-federal issues.
Truesdell becomes one of seven officers—four legislators and three legislative staff members—on NCSL’s 63-member Executive Committee, elected yearly, and includes both legislators and staff.
Truesdell has worked for the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission since 2003, first with the Public Information Office, and, since 2011, with the Office of Budget Review. He is currently responsible for oversight of the commonwealth’s P-12 school finance, school construction and the teachers’ pension system. He has been on the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee for seven years, and has chaired two of three existing LSCC subcommittees. He has also served as overall staff co-chair of the NCSL Standing Committees.
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.