January 24, 2013
This fall we conducted our first county-wide consultation here at Oregon’s Kitchen Table, and now we’re happy to bring you the results! In November and December, leaders and community members in Curry County invited residents of Curry County to take a seat at Oregon’s Kitchen Table and share their thoughts on county services and funding. Over 500 folks did! Take a look at what Curry County residents shared at the Table here.
The content of the consultation was developed by a committee of Curry County residents along with staff from Oregon’s Kitchen Table and DHM Research, a public opinion research firm. Rural Development Initiative (RDI) also assisted by holding four meetings of Curry County Ford Leadership Institute graduates to give feedback on the content. RDI, the Ford Leadership Institute, the county, local governments and media outlets from around the county all participated in outreach to encourage as many Curry County residents as possible to give input through the consultation. The vast majority of the participants accessed the consultation through oregonskitchentable.org, but there were also paper surveys available through newspapers and at other public venues. The results were shared with Curry County Commissioners at their January 23rd Work Session.
We hope you take a look at the results, and stay tuned for what’s next for Oregon’s Kitchen Table.