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Oregon's Kitchen Table a Finalist for Public Engagement in Government Award

In 2015, Oregon's Kitchen Table was selected as a finalist for Roy and Lila Ash Innovations in Public Engagement in Government Award from the Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.  The award program recognizes government-led innovations that demonstrate enhanced public engagement and participation in the governance of towns, cities, states, and the nation. These initiatives represent the committed efforts of city, state, and federal governments to engage with the communities and citizens they represent and were selected by a cohort of policy experts, researchers, and practitioners.   As one of the four finalists, Kitchen Table Democracy is working to replicate the Kitchen Table model in other jurisdictions.