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.

"I didn’t know what I didn’t know. But, I learned that there is no good reason to regulate alcohol in a bubble. The membership of the NCSLA stands ready, willing, and happy to offer speedy help and advice on the many complex issues of this unique industry. What a great resource it is! "

Jeffrey A. Kelly, Director, Maryland Field Enforcement Division

" 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

"For any professional working in the liquor or hospitality industry, access to this informed network of professionals is a must. NCSLA is the one-stop-shop that allows me to stay informed about the alcohol regulatory world, and find strong partners whenever I am looking to explore new opportunities or bring new ideas to fruition."

Adam Chafetz, President, Health Communications, Inc. (The TIPS Program)

  • November 9, 10 and 12, 2020
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  • Host: NCSLA Executive Committee
  • Peppermill Resort
  • Reno, Nevada
  • June 19 – 22, 2021
  • View 2020 Presentations

  • Host: Oklahoma ABLE Commission
  • Omni Oklahoma City Hotel
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • September 8 – 10, 2021
  • Host: Missouri Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Control
  • Chateau on the Lake
  • Branson, Missouri
  • October 17 – 19, 2021
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NCSLA President Anna Hirai

NCSLA President Anna Hirai Anna Hirai is the Assistant Administrator at the Honolulu Liquor Commission. She has been with the Commission since 1997, first as Adjudications Deputy Corporation Counsel, then in various capacities to include Special Assistant to the Administrator, Assistant Administrator, and Acting Administrator. Previously, she was in private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii (corporate, healthcare & real estate) and Little Rock, Arkansas (securities regulation & corporate finance). She has been a member of the Hawaii Bar since 1981 and the Arkansas Bar since 1984.

Anna graduated from Punahou School (1973); Georgetown University (1977; A.B. American Studies); and Boston College Law School (1981). Born and raised in Honolulu, she returned as an empty-nester after a 25-year hiatus. Her first exposure to NCSLA was attending the 2001 annual conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, and she led the host team that brought NCSLA back to Hawaii in 2013 at the Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu. She has served on the executive committee representing the Western Region states since 2013.

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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State News:

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State Summary of COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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2016 Edition of Trade Practices State Summary (in RESOURCES section)

Associate Members Newsletters:

Campaign for a Healthy Alcohol Marketplace

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TIPS Newsletter

TTB Weekly Newsletter

Events Calendar

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