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Morrison Institute

Morrison Institute for Public Policy is a leader in examining critical issues for Arizona and the region, and is a catalyst for public dialogue. An Arizona State University resource, Morrison Institute uses nonpartisan research, analysis and public outreach to help improve the state’s quality of life.

Engaged Public

Engaged Public is a public policy strategy firm that provides innovative services to government, non-profits, foundations, and the private sector to create change in a complex public policy environment. Since 1998, Engaged Public has worked to create an honest, collaborative dialogue that includes civic leaders and citizens as the foundation for developing actionable strategies for better public policies.

The Civic Canopy

The Civic Canopy is a nonprofit organization that facilitates public processes using a model that focuses on results, includes relevant stakeholders in thoughtful dialogue, and develops action plans and structures for learning from the results— all within a culture of trust and collaboration!


The Importance of the CIR: An outsider’s perspective

By Jake Foose, 2016 Nevins Fellow

I’ve spent an amazing few months in Oregon preparing for the 2016 Citizens’ Initiative Reviews and pilots, but I’m not originally from here. I … more »


July 15, 2016

Media Contacts:

Robin Teater, Healthy Democracy, 503-841-6865, robin@healthydemocracy.org

 Sarah Giles, Citizens’ Initiative Review Commission. 503-725-5248, info@circommission.org

Oregon’s Citizens’ Initiative Review to Make Recommendations on Measure 97 (Initiative … more »


Citizen Panelist Selection Process Begins for Upcoming Citizens’ Initiative Review

June 24, 2016

Citizen Panelist Selection Process Begins for Upcoming Citizens’ Initiative Review

(Portland, OR) — Oregon’s unique Citizens’ Initiative Review Commission has sent a special mailing to 10,000 randomly … more »


Citizens’ Initiative Review Named Top 10 Government Innovation by Harvard

May 5, 2015

Ash Center Announces Finalists, Top 10 Programs for Public Engagement in Government Award

Cambridge, Mass. – May 5, 2015 – Today the Ash Center for Democratic Governance … more »