Get Started Overview

Call Oregon Consensus at the National Policy Consensus Center at (503) 725-9092 to discuss your public policy issue with an experienced project manager. You can also e-mail us at

Some of the questions we’ll explore include:

  • Does the issue or problem impact Oregonians?
  • Are several people affected by the issue?
  • Is there controversy around the issue?
  • Are the people affected by the issue willing to work together?

If your preliminary conversation with Oregon Consensus suggests your project is appropriate for our services, our next steps could include:

  • Conducting a formal assessment to understand the dynamics of the situation better
  • Identifying key project participants
  • Working with you and other stakeholders to design a process and select a mediator
  • Providing ongoing project facilitation or agreement-seeking, oversight and evaluation

Are you looking for Land Use Board of Appeals mediation? Learn more about the Land Use Board of Appeals.