Central Oregon Civic Action Project

Civic Assembly on youth homelessness
Deschutes County 2024

Our Vision: Helping shape a vibrant, inclusive community empowered by deliberative decision-making.

The 2024 Deschutes County Civic Assembly on Youth Homelessness is COCAP’s first project. Learn more

🏗️ Build Civic Spirit and Capacity

Establish the foundation for a permanent public-private partnership to foster deliberative democracy in Central Oregon, while setting the example for building capacity across the region and U.S.

📈 Improve Governance Outcomes

Increase agency for all community members and provide elected officials and administrators with a new tool to help improve policy-making and service delivery.

🤝 Strengthen Social Fabric

Give everyday community members seats at the table, building understanding and trust in government institutions while building elected officials’ faith in the strength and wisdom of community voices.

🔄 Create a Virtuous Cycle of Trust

Create spaces for community members from across demographic and political divides to engage in meaningful and empathetic dialogue.