Border Legislative Academy Held in San Diego

The Chamber participated in last month’s Border Legislative Academy (BLA) held in San Diego for its second consecutive year and included state legislators from the U.S.- Mexico border states of Baja California, Coahuila, California, and New Mexico; as well as legislators from Colorado, Nevada, and Washington. The Council of State Governments West (CSG West) Chair, Utah Senator Stuart Adams, presided over the program introducing panelists and speakers, and served as Ambassador for CSG West and member states not represented in attendance.

Chamber VP Paola Avila spoke along with former Mexican Congressman David Perez Tejada and San Diego Councilman David Alvarez on a panel moderated by D.C. based Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute Deputy Director Chris Wilson. The panel shared stories of successful outcomes from binational collaboration with the intent to inspire those tasked with the unique privilege of governing in such a dynamic region.