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Image of headshots of Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Dan Glickman, & Mickey EdwardsThe 2018 Chairman’s Circle Luncheon was a remarkable event, featuring an engaging conversation with the National Institute for Civil Discourse about the current tenor of public dialogue regionally and nationally, and how NICD and the Ruckelshaus Center’s work help us get from mutual recriminations to multi-party solutions.

Thanks to TVW’s filming you can view the whole event here on TVW.!

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.


Updated on 10/01/2018

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2018 Chairman Circle Luncheon

was a remarkable event, featuring an engaging conversation with the National Institute for Civil Discourse about the current tenor of public dialogue regionally and nationally, and how NICD and the Ruckelshaus Center’s work help us get from mutual recriminations to multi-party solutions. Thanks to TVW’s filming you can view the whole event here.

eNews Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 version of our eNewsletter is now available. Read the Spring 2018 issue.

Science for the Legislature

In October 2017, the Center co-sponsored a workshop on Enhancing Scientific and Technical Expertise for the Washington State Legislature. View the proceedings (1 MB)

Ruckelshaus Center on TVW

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

Recreation Fees in Washington

Final Report is now available! The Center reported to the Washington State Legislature on ways worked ways to improve simplicity, consistency, and equity in the passes and fees required to recreate on state and federal public lands, while maintaining the fiscal health of the land management agencies. Learn More

Publications

Center Director Michael Kern authored an article in the Journal of Extension entitled Developing and Managing an Advisory Board to Support Extension-Based Centers and Other Programs.

Project and Development Lead, Chris Page, authored an article published in the Journal of Extension entitled Creating and Implementing Diverse Development Strategies to Support Extension Centers and Programs.