National Conference of State Liquor Administrators

Founded June 19, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, this national organization of state alcohol beverage regulators purpose is to promote the enactment of effective and equitable state alcoholic beverage laws, and provide a forum for networking among the regulators and industry.

The National Conference of State Liquor Administrators welcomes anyone or organization directly or indirectly affiliated with the alcoholic beverage industry to join our organization as an associate member.

"NCSLA serves as an extremely effective tool for our staff to develop expertise in the regulation of alcoholic beverages, and allows networking with other states’ regulators and the industry. We remain impressed with the value of NCSLA, especially in such a technical and nuanced area of regulation."

Clayton Byrd, Executive Director, Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission

" The NCSLA is an amazing resource and membership gives me the opportunity to interact with other state regulators and discuss industry trends or best practices. The NCSLA hosts conferences that are informative and the NCSLA Forum gives me the ability to ask questions of other state regulators in a fast, efficient manner. "

Debbi Beavers, Director, Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division

"Our law firm values the perspective and connections we gain from our membership in NCSLA. Attending the conferences keeps us educated on the latest developments in the world of alcohol regulation. "

Kristen Techel, Partner, Strike & Techel | Alcoholic Beverage Law

  • Host: Department of Liquor Control, County of Hawaii
  • Hilton Waikoloa Village
  • Waikoloa, Hawaii
  • June 17-21, 2018
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  • 2018 Conference Dates and Location to be Announced
  • Host: California Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • The Westin Pasadena Hotel
  • Pasadena, California
  • October 28 – 30, 2018
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NCSLA President Keith Burt

NCSLA President A. Keith Burt A. Keith Burt has been involved in Oklahoma State government for over 40 years. He has been an Auditor for the Department of Human Services, the Oil and Gas Division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission, and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, where he was the lead Financial Auditor, auditing Mental Health Centers. He joined the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board in 1980. In 1985, Oklahoma approved a constitutional change to allow liquor-by-the-drink on a county option basis and renamed the ABC Board, the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission. During the 1990’s the Commission added Prevention of Youth Access to Tobacco and Charity Games Enforcement. After serving as Director for both divisions, Keith became Executive Director in 2002 and remains in that position today. Now serving under his seventh Governor, Keith has been appointed to the Governor’s Task force on Underage Drinking, the Tobacco Use Cessation Advisory Committee, and the Governor’s Impaired Driving Prevention Advisory Council and received the prestigious Regulator of the Year in 2014 awarded by the Center for Alcohol Policy. Although most of his professional career has been spent in state government, as former Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball coach, Keith has coached at various age levels including former college athletes looking to build resumes and compete professionally. Attending his first NCSLA national convention in 1982, Keith has served as regional chairman of the Southern Region and has been a part of the Oklahoma team hosting NCSLA regionals in 1986, 2001, 2012, and the NCSLA National Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1989.

A graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, Keith and wife Laurie make their home in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Prospective Associate Members

Do you know who to contact for answers to regulatory matters pertaining to your business? Become an Associate member and develop business relationships, with key state and federal beverage alcohol regulators and agency personnel, in over 40 states and local jurisdictions.

Prospective State Members

As a State member, gain valuable institutional knowledge and learn from subject matter experts in the beverage alcohol industry. Annual membership allows attendance at the national conference and two regional conferences where you can network with other regulators and industry members alike, while learning information on current issues and events in the industry and regulatory arena.

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New Director of New Jersey ABC


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State Regulator Survey - Communication Best Practices

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Campaign for a Healthy Alcohol Marketplace

TIPS Newsletter

TTB Weekly Newsletter

TTB 2018 Trade Practice Seminars

TTB issues NEW FAQ #29 to Clarify Hemp Policy

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