The mission of the 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.
The Center envisions a future in which government leaders, policy makers, and community members routinely employ tools of collaborative decision making to design, conduct, and implement successful public policy processes.
The Center is a joint effort of Washington State University (hosted and administered by WSU Extension) and the University of Washington (hosted by 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.
Collaboration, consensus, impartiality, knowledge, education, inquiry, and civility.
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JULIA CARBONI NAMED NEW DIRECTOR
Following a nationwide search, Dr. Julia Carboni has been named the Center’s new Director. Julia will serve as Director beginning July 1st, 2023. You can learn more here.
Michael Kern, former Director of the Ruckelshaus Center, was featured on TVW. In his interview, Michael described how the Center addresses complex public policy issues. You can watch his interview here.
KOMO RADIO INTERVIEW
Michael Kern and Bill Ruckelshaus were featured on KOMO Radio. In their interview, Michael and Bill discussed the work of the Center. You can listen to their interview here.
Updated on April 28, 2022