Collaborative Governance

The Committee on Collaborative Governance is concerned with collaborative techniques that agencies use to implement their programs. This area includes activities that build on the Conference’s extensive history of developing consensual processes such as negotiated rulemaking and alternative means of dispute resolution, as well as appropriate use of new communications media in federal programs.

Committee Contacts

Committee Chair
Office of Government Information Services Director
Staff Counsel

Committee Research Projects

Background Information: One of the Conference’s most important prior achievements was its role in encouraging federal agencies to make use of alternative...

Read more »

Recommendation 2011-7, The Federal Advisory Committee Act—Issues and Proposed Reforms, addresses the issue of whether the Federal Advisory Committee Act (“FACA”) is functioning...

Read more »

The recent joint rulemaking between EPA and NHTSA on greenhouse gas emissions/auto fuel economy has shown the potential for joint rulemaking among agencies with overlapping...

Read more »

Background Information:  The year 2012 saw the highest number of requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, in the...

Read more »

Committee Members

Name Role Organization
Miriam M. Nisbet Committee Chair, Government Member National Archives and Records Administration
Allison Beck Liaison Representative Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Daniel Cohen Government Member Department of Energy
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Council Stanford University
Daniel R. Elliott Government Member Surface Transportation Board
Jody Freeman Public Member Harvard Law School
Brian C. Griffin Senior Fellow Clean Energy Systems, Inc.
Will A. Gunn Government Member Department of Veterans Affairs
Philip J. Harter Public Member Vermont Law School
Michael E. Herz Public Member Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
John M. Kamensky Public Member IBM Center for the Business of Government
Alice Kottmyer Government Member Department of State
George W. Madison Public Member
Katie L. Nash Liaison Representative Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Nina Olson Liaison Representative Internal Revenue Service Office of the National Taxpayer Advocate
Suzanne Orenstein Liaison Representative Udall Foundation, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution
Patrick Patterson Government Member Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Sallyanne Payton Senior Fellow University of Michigan Law School
Alasdair S. Roberts Public Member Suffolk University Law School
Kenneth W. Starr Senior Fellow Baylor University
Gary Stern Government Member National Archives and Records Administration
Edward L. Weidenfeld Senior Fellow The Weidenfeld Law Firm, P.C.