CHAPTER 2

CITIZEN-INITIATED COLLABORATION

The Applegate Partnership

The government, as both actor and institution, played a significant role in shaping the Applegate Partnership and its accomplishments. Yet these roles were anything but straightforward or simple.Viewed from one angle, governmental participants sat at the table as equal players working alongside others to reach agreements and create change. Although central participants, governmental actors were not conveners or directors, as in the case of the Animas River Stakeholder Group (Chapter 7), nor did they primarily provide funding, as in the case of the Ohio Farmland Preservation Planning Program (Chapter 5).The Applegate Partnership made every effort to make federal personnel equal ...

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