Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Home

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Identity

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.

Values

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

Stay Connected!

Follow our Twitter here for information and updates.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel here for our latest videos.

subscribeSubscribe to our eNews here. Read the Fall 2021 issue here.

Announcements:

HIRING PROJECT SPECIALIST

The Center is hiring a Project Specialist to support its ongoing projects. You can learn more here. You can read the full position description (and apply) here.

RUCKELSHAUS CIRCLE LUNCHEON

Thanks to those who joined us for the 12th Annual Ruckelshaus Circle Luncheon on October 7th, 2022. The Luncheon featured a stimulating conversation with authors Tim Egan and Shaylyn Romney Garrett about how America has come together before – and can come together again. If you were unable to attend, you can watch a recording of the Luncheon here.

PHYLLIS SHULMAN NAMED INTERIM DIRECTOR

Phyllis Shulman has accepted the Interim Director position with the Ruckelshaus Center. Phyllis will serve as the Interim Director, beginning January 1st, until a permanent Director is chosen. You can learn more here.

TVW INTERVIEW

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 November 9, 2022