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

"Alcohol regulators find the myriad of concerns surrounding the beverage alcohol industry challenging to address. NCSLA provides opportunity for Regulators and industry members to collaborate outside of the formal regulatory environment, encouraging open dialog on the greatest challenges facing the industry."

Sherry Cook, Executive Director, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

"The opportunity to interact with great people from State Government Regulators and Beverage Alcohol industry, along with timely provocative topics has kept me coming to well-planned conferences since 1989 as an associate member on behalf of DISCUS. A great value if you’re interested in the industry."

Dale Szyndrowski, V.P. State Government Relations, Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS)

  • Host: Illinois Liquor Control Commission
  • Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • June 26-29, 2016
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  • Host: Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
  • Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin-Downtown
  • Austin, Texas
  • September 25-28, 2016
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  • Host: Michigan Liquor Control Commission
  • Park Place Hotel
  • Traverse City, Michigan
  • October 23-26, 2016
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NCSLA President Jerry W. Waters

NCSLA President Jerry W. Waters

Jerry W. Waters, Sr., director, Office of Regulatory Affairs was appointed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in May 2008. As the director he has oversight and responsibility for the daily operations of three bureaus, Alcohol Education, Licensing and Consumer Relations.

Mr. Waters has a vast enforcement and regulatory background. He began his career with the Liquor Control Board in Philadelphia, after graduating from the Enforcement Officer Academy. Throughout the course of his career, Waters has served the board as an investigation regional manager, chief of the Investigation Division, assistant director, and director of the Bureau of Licensing. In addition, he serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's executive team.

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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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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