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Democracy Creative is a nonprofit, nonpartisan design studio for democracy and community meeting hall based in Burlington, Vermont. We empower regular people to reimagine government for the 21st century by organizing citizens’ assemblies, developing open-source participatory democracy tools, and producing inspired media and events




OUR TEAM




JESSE PAUL WARREN
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Founder & Executive Director

Jesse has long worked at the crossroads of creativity and governance. He has been a music producer, designer, campaign staffer, and Capitol Hill aide, among other things. Frustrated by the lack of creative thinking he saw in government and politics, he started Democracy Creative in 2019 to bring these two realms together.
jesse@democracycreative.com






TEVAN GOLDBERG
PROJECTS DIRECTOR

Assistant Director
Tevan joined Democracy Creative in March 2022, shortly after answering Jesse’s Craigslist ad for a roommate. He is a musician, writer, teacher, and proud Harvard Divinity School dropout. Tevan believes wholeheartedly in the potential of citizens’ assemblies and sortition to save the world, and thinks you should too. 
tevan@democracycreative.com





ELIZABETH CORKER
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Founder & Executive Director

Elizabeth began her career in finance, and later became an activist in politics and education, including serving on a local school board. Her focus has been to elevate the voice of regular people in ways that result in better decisions and a more empowered, engaged—and even joyful!-- civic community. After much research and investigation, she discovered Citizens’ Assemblies and sortition. Recently, she became the third generation in her family to live in Burlington and is excited to work on creating the first Citizens’ Assembly here!
liz@democracycreative.com








COMMUNITY MEETING HALL


Our work is centered in Burlington, VT — a place with a reputation for doing things differently. To foster an atmosphere of collaboration and conviviality, our office is an open event space that hosts regular reading groups, public meetings, concerts, pop-up kitchens, and rents desk space to individuals and other nonprofits working towards a more democratic future.




hello@democracycreative.com
266 pine street, #207
burlington, vt 05401