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.

"Alcohol beverage regulators must always be ready to answer the question, "What do other states do?" Through the NCSLA conferences, the NCSLA website and most importantly, the network of relationships facilitated through NCSLA membership, an NCSLA regulator will have access to a wealth of information about a wide array of alcohol beverage issues."

Richard R. Haymaker, Chief Legal Counsel, Illinois Liquor Control Commission

"I started attending these conferences a few years ago and have learned so much from others who attend and the contacts I have made are invaluable. State and Federal regulators, attorneys, service providers, and industry representatives are some of those who attend and contribute to the tremendous success NCSLA has had."

Anne Hutchison, Auditor, North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner

"As a member of the NCSLA for many years, I know the value of being part of this great organization. The organization encourages networking and participation, and provides great resources!"

Deborah Rossi, Director of Compliance, Mark Anthony Services, Inc.

  • Host: California Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Rancho Bernardo Inn
  • San Diego, California
  • June 14-17, 2015
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  • Host: Maryland Field Enforcement Division
  • Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • October 25-28, 2015
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  • Host: Washington Liquor Control Board
  • Renaissance Seattle Hotel
  • Seattle, Washington
  • September 27-29, 2015
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NCSLA President Robert Hill

NCSLA President Robert Hill

Bob Hill has been the general counsel of the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board since 1997. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and of the University of Alabama School of Law, he was in the private practice of law for over twenty-five years before taking the position with the Alabama ABC Board. As general counsel, he is involved in contracts, legislation, litigation and regulatory issues as well as communication with government officials and industry members and with internal matters. Bob has been active with NCSLA since 1998. He has been a member of the NCSLA Executive Committee since 2004.

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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NCSLA is a proud member of the Corporate Council of the National Archives Foundation. Don't miss the new exhibit, "Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History" in the Lawrence F. O'Brien Gallery of the National Archives Museum.

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Associate Members Newsletters:

Campaign for a Healthy Alcohol Marketplace

2015 Issue Briefs Now Available

TIPS Newsletter

TTB Weekly Newsletter

Events Calendar

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