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Mission

The mission of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center is to help parties involved in complex public policy challenges in the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest tap university expertise to develop collaborative, durable and effective solutions.

Vision

The Center envisions a future in which government leaders, policy makers, and citizens routinely employ tools of collaborative decision making to design, conduct and implement successful public policy processes.

Identity

We are a joint effort of Washington State University (hosted and administered by the WSU Extension) and the University of Washington (hosted through the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance). Building on the unique strengths of these two institutions, the Center applies university resources and knowledge towards solving challenging public policy issues.

Values

Collaboration, consensus, neutrality, knowledge, education, inquiry, and civility.


 

Announcements:

PROJECT UPDATE

In mid-2019, the Ruckelshaus Center released its final report on the Road Map to Washington’s Future. The purpose of the project was to articulate a vision of Washington’s desired future and identify additions, revisions, or clarifications to the state’s growth management and planning framework needed to reach that future. Read more about the project here.

NEW PUBLICATION

Center Director, Michael Kern, is co-author of a recently published article, How Collaborative Governance Practitioners Can Assess the Effectiveness of Collaborative Environmental Governance, While Also Evaluating Their Own Services”, via Society and Natural Resources Journal. The article evaluates the methodology of collaborative governance as it pertains to environmental issues.

RUCKELSHAUS CENTER ON TVW

TVW’s weekly show, The Impact focused on the work of the Ruckelshaus Center in a ten-minute interview with Michael Kern, Director of the Ruckelshaus Center. Watch the interview.

HEAR ABOUT THE CENTER ON KOMO RADIO

KOMO Radio interviewed Michael Kern, Director of the Ruckelshaus Center about the work the Center does and how beneficial the partnership between the University of Washington and Washington State University has been to solving complex policy issues within Washington.

Listen to the Interview here.


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You can read the Spring 2019 issue here.

Updated on October 21, 2019