The Boise Commons will be a system of projects, spaces, events, processes, tools, and campaigns through which people of all ages can learn about their community and society, explore issues, and work together to develop solutions in the context of desired futures.

Serving as both a mirror and a canvas for the community, The Commons will be a catalyst for community buildingcivic development,and participatory governance, helping to bring about and maintain a true public sphere, from the local level upwards.  

Founding members of The Boise Commons’ board of directors are Matthew Shapiro, Jerome Mapp, and Dean Gunderson. Our collaboration began in 2013. In early 2016 we launched the Demonstration phase of The Boise Commons, which will continue into 2017.

The Boise Commons, Inc. is an educational and charitable non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status .