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Consultations

Oregon’s Kitchen Table creates public engagement opportunities to allow Oregonians to weigh in on policy questions posed by elected officials and public managers. Oregon’s Kitchen Table has been used at the state, local and regional levels to gather feedback from a wide variety of Oregonians on a range of topics, including state budgeting priorities, county budgeting, kindergarten readiness, school boundaries, regional economic development priorities, and values and beliefs.

Current Community Engagement Opportunities

Clatsop County Redistricting

Every ten years, the United States (US) Census tells us the number of people living in Clatsop County. The 2020 census shows that the number of people living in each of Clatsop County’s districts has changed.  That means the boundaries for the five county districts will need to change. 

Clatsop County is working with Oregon’s Kitchen Table to make sure people in the County can share what you think about changes to the district boundaries. The Center for Public Service at PSU is also helping Clatsop County think about changes to the boundaries.   

Click here to respond to the survey - https://consultations.oregonskitchentable.org/clatsop-districts

You can also attend one of the public forums we will hold online between October 12 and 18. These forums will be on Zoom.  If you have any questions, please contact either Clatsop County (https://www.co.clatsop.or.us/contact-us or (503) 325-1000) or Oregon’s Kitchen Table (info@oregonskitchentable.org).

  • Tuesday, October 12 at 3pm 
  • Wednesday, October 13 at 12 noon 
  • Thursday, October 14 at 5:30pm 
  • Friday, October 15 at 11am 
  • Monday, October 18 at 4pm

To join by Zoom during these days / times:
https://pdx.zoom.us/j/81050704775?pwd=R0ZDaUFFZFVaemFadFM1bEZ0b01idz09

Portland State University: ReImagining Campus Safety 

Last fall, PSU President Percy announced the creation of a new Reimagining Campus Safety Committee (RCSC) - made up of students, staff, and faculty - to understand the array of safety needs of the campus community and to reimagine an approach to meeting those needs that reflects our commitment to racial justice and human dignity. The RCSC has been working to develop recommendations for not only new functional approaches to campus safety and security, but cultural shifts that will call forth a new vision of a welcoming campus that promotes well-being and creates the conditions for genuine belonging for all members of the PSU community. 

Now the RCSC would like to know what is important to members of the PSU community about safety and belonging on campus.  This fall, Oregon's Kitchen Table is hosting an online survey and providing materials and resources for groups to hold their own discussions, and facilitation assistance for community groups to hear more from everyone at PSU.  If you're part of a PSU group and want to host a discussion, please reach out!

View results from past consultations.