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Mission

To play a catalytic role in helping state leaders develop a collaborative system of governance, Kitchen Table Democracy (formerly the Policy Consensus Initiative), alongside its affiliated university center, the National Policy Consensus Center at Portland State University,:

  • Creates and supports collaborative governance capacities, structures, and networks in states
  • Offers a nationally recognized source of information on collaborative governance
  • Demonstrates effectiveness of collaborative, democratic based processes
  • Supports and fosters state leaders who champion these approaches