Posts by Kelly Coates

Operations Director

Operations Director

This position manages our internal affairs – organizational logistics, budgeting, and other policies, procedures, and systems. As with all staff...

Designer

Designer

This position is responsible for designing all outward-facing visual materials for the organization, including designing unique web and social media...

Outreach & Communications Director

Outreach & Communications Director

This position manages our external affairs – developing strategies for public outreach, cultivating partnerships for advocacy and new projects, and,...

Annabelle’s Reflection on her Nevins Fellowship with Healthy Democracy

Over the summer, Healthy Democracy was grateful to welcome Annabelle LaRosa as our 2020 Nevins Fellow. The Nevins Fellowship, through...

First Virtual Oregon Citizen Assembly Shares COVID-19 Recovery Recommendations August 27

For Immediate Release August 12, 2020 Media Contact: Robin Teater, Executive Director Ph: 503-841-6865; Email: robin@healthydemocracy.org   WHAT: Oregon Citizen...

On the Other Side of the Crisis . . . Thoughts from John Frohnmayer on Life After the Corona Virus

Healthy Democracy’s good friend and former Board member, John Frohnmayer, shares his thoughts on what we are learning from the...

Citizens’ Initiative Review Needs Legislative Funding

The Oregon legislature just started their short session on February 1. Senator Arnie Roblan, who sponsored the bill that put...

Civic Saturday – Clackamas Community College

Civic Saturday - Clackamas Community College Civic Saturday is designed to be a civic ritual — a place to nurture...

2019 Milwaukie Citizens Jury

For the Milwaukie Citizens Jury, citizen panelists will consider this question: “Should Milwaukie City Council members be paid more than...

Restoring Trust in Democracy: How You Can Make a Difference

Join us to learn about Healthy Democracy’s experience with transformational models of lottery-based, citizen-centered deliberative democracy and how they can be adopted in the community of Ashland. Bring your creativity and your passion for helping to build a democracy that is truly by the people, for the people.

Politicians & Public Participation — Tackling a Quintessential Design Problem

For a few weeks in September, we had the pleasure of hosting a visiting undergraduate student, Jillian Gilburne, who is...

A Reflection on Month Two in the U.S.

Farres Alkhaiyer joined Healthy Democracy in August as a fellow with the 2019-2020 Community Solutions Program, a prestigious fellowship program run...

Learning. Livability. Leaning in.

On September 21 at Concordia University, Healthy Democracy hosted the 3rd, and final, component of the 2019 Community Oregon program,...

Civic Saturday reflections . . . It’s magic y’all

On Saturday, September 14, at the C Bar C Ranch in Powell Butte, Oregon, Citizen University, Healthy Democracy, Oregon Humanities,...

2019 Community Oregon Expo

A one-day exposition that will include all Community Oregon participants and special invitees. The brief and varied presentations will showcase what has been learned and to invite support for initiatives and projects that participants wish to develop or support as a result of their experience in the program.

Civic Saturday – Powell Butte

Join us in beautiful Central Oregon on Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., as we gather together...

Welcome to Farres Alkhaiyer . . . Dreams away from screams

Monday, August 12 marked Farres Alkhaiyer’s first day with Healthy Democracy. Farres joins Healthy Democracy as a fellow in the 2019-2020...

Citizens Jury is coming to Milwaukie, Oregon

Citizens Jury is coming to Milwaukie, Oregon

Five thousand randomly selected Milwaukie households were mailed a letter this week, giving individuals in those households a chance to...

Eight Suggestions for Democracy – John Frohnmayer’s Keynote Speech

John Frohnmayer was the keynote speaker at the Healthy Democracy 10th Anniversary Celebration on April 8, 2019. Enjoy his words...

10th Anniversary Celebration

Join us on Monday, April 8, 2019 at The Armory at Portland Center Stage for our 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Drinks for Democracy . . . Election Night Edition!

Join us on Tuesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. at Oregon Public House for our second-ever trivia night, Drinks for Democracy: E Pluribus Brewnum . . . the Election Night Edition!

2018 Portland Metro Area CIR Community Information Meetings

2018 Portland Metro Area CIR Community Information Meetings

Join us for to learn about the Measure 26-199 Citizens’ Statement, as information for voters by voters, as it is presented at various CIR Community Information Meetings throughout the Portland metro area.

Drinks for Democracy: E Pluribus Brewnum

Join us on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at Oregon Public House for our first-ever trivia night, Drinks for Democracy: E Pluribus Brewnum.