About Us

Vision

The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities (“Guinn Center”) seeks to identify and inform sound policies and solutions that support a thriving and prosperous 21st century Nevada.

Mission

The Guinn Center is a nonprofit, bipartisan research and policy analysis center that provides independent, data-driven, and well-reasoned analysis of critical policy issues that advance solutions toward a vibrant Nevada and Intermountain West region.

Our Objectives

Our ability to make sound budget and policy decisions determines our ability to educate our children, enjoy good health, protect the most vulnerable, and invest in other building blocks of a successful society.

New policy choices based on sound research, sensible and pragmatic thinking, and bold ideas can pave the way forward to a brighter future.

Objective 1: Provide Independent and Reliable Policy Analysis that Builds Public Trust

The Guinn Center represents the voice of the moderate middle that will move beyond the ‘either/or’ political rhetoric of our time. The facts will tell the story and lead the way to new ideas and pragmatic solutions. This fact-based approach drives thoughtful and practical policy ideas that the Guinn Center and other decision-makers can promote. We will adhere to established research and analytical quality standards and serve as an honest broker of information.

Objective 2: Inform Public Debate, Expand Public Engagement, and Promote Connectivity

The Guinn Center will be a critical source of reliable, data-driven information for decision-makers and opinion leaders, and help shape coverage of key budget and policy issues in Nevada and the Intermountain West region. Ultimately we seek to help the public and decision-makers understand policy options and state budgets and the trade-offs involved in these policy choices. The Guinn Center will expand state budget and policy debates by helping a diverse range of constituencies and the general public to participate in the policy process and pursue solutions by reaching out to networks across the state, raising awareness of specific issues, formulating actionable policy solutions, and working with networks to understand common ground, develop effective messages, and refine legislative strategies to achieve policy impact.

Work With Us

What We Do

We pursue our mission by

  • Providing data-driven research
  • Offering independent policy analysis and actionable policy solutions
  • Educating, training, and providing technical assistance to stakeholders
  • Facilitating statewide collaboration and conversations
  • Building collaborative partnerships to advance informed policy solutions for Nevada, and
  • Developing strategies and programs to realize a 21st Century Nevada that benefits all Nevadans

How we do it

  • Policy briefs
  • Research reports
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Budget and policy primers
  • Trainings for stakeholders and decision makers
  • Needs assessments
  • Facilitated working groups
  • Hosted workshops, round tables, and conferences
  • Companion infographics and video essays, and
  • A podcast