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Current 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.

Oregon's Water Strategy

In Oregon we have a plan for our water: the Integrated Water Resources Strategy.  This Strategy helps us understand what water we have available in Oregon and what we need for people, plants, animals, and the land. Now it’s time to update that plan. The Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) and 13 other state agencies are working with Oregon’s Kitchen Table (OKT) to hear what Oregonians want to see in the update to the Strategy.  Starting May 11th, anyone who lives in Oregon can share what they think in different ways:

7 Regional Community conversations and 1 Virtual Conversation - Learn more at

Online survey in 9 languages -

We're also working with community organizers and partners to hold culturally specific engagement activities.  Oregonians can also host their own conversation with their family, friends and neighbors.  Download the Kitchen Table Conversation guide to organize your own conversation and get the input to OKT. 

View results from past consultations.