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Enact the Future of the Commonwealth , For the Commonwealth.



CPI is startup think-tank that aims to build practical & innovative policy solutions, leveraging insight of Kentucky-proud research knowledge across the state university system. We are a nonprofit using engaged policy development, connecting policy development to legislators to introduce  innovative & practical solutions that solve challenges or capture new opportunities in their districts.

 From this work, we are building an impact pathway for partnered faculty and research groups through partnered Centers where we also engage stakeholders across the state in each issue work to address. We are also working to establish issue intake with legislators we can partner with to build new solutions.

Within our work, similar to a legal clinic though in a policy context, our members principal also advise chapters at partnered universities. Chapters are served by officers and recruit students and citizens in the community as CPI Associates to become certified as policy Fellows as they building new solutions with CPI as a public service.


CPI is governed by an advisory board of members principal who serve as practitioners, and university chapter directors.



Dynamic problems affect quality of life, business, environment, and the balance in between. State & local decisionmakers are faced with a challenge to develop innovative policy solutions that solve these problems or seize opportunity at hand. We use research insights & process as a think tank to form those new ideas - crafting tailored, mutual-gain solutions to solve challenges in districts across the state.


Our focus is centered around state and local policy. States are intended as the incubators of new solutions in our system of Federalism, but often times innovation & new policy comes as an imported product, and partisanship takes center stage.  The Commonwealth Policy Institute was formed to place Kentucky's unbridled spirit and ingenuity behind new nonpartisan solutions, integrate Kentucky-centric policy development from local to Congressional level, and partner with legislators to introduce solutions to our local & state challenges.  It is our mission to grow and support legislators to enact the Future of the Commonwealth, For the Commonwealth.


Note About Our Work: CPI and it's members work to support the introduction of proposals as bills, conduct external networking for their support and advocacy to lobbyists, interest groups, and associations. We do not at this time conduct our own lobbying activity of public officials or those internal to public service offices at this time. Therefore, CPI and its members do not hold or present any position on our behalf, for or against legislation.

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Our Door is Open - Hire, Request, or Join CPI 

Legislators - request to bring us in to build a new solution & policy ideasl that can translate into a bill on any issue faced by constituents or others. Request CPI, we will gage our capacity to develop a new solution.

Businesses & NGO's - Need a tailored policy solution, with a mutual gains approach that other advocacy groups can support? Reach out to us for policy design & introduction, and discuss how our nonprofit think tank may be able to serve you. Request CPI below.

Universities & Research Institutes - We are seeking to expand our partnered Centers with research groups across the Commonwealth's state university system - UK, WKU,

EKU, and also others. Please contact us below to discuss joining or establishing partnered

Centers for Policy Translation. We look forward to building this core component of our mission as a policy impact pathway for you, funded or discovering ways in the future to seek funds. Contact CPI below.

New Members / Associates: Citizens of any age and career stage & students are welcome to Join CPI below- apply to be an Associate, join or charter a CPI university chapter in the university nearest to your Kentucky community and start the journey of policy service to become a certified Fellow - for free. We welcome nonstudents, and PhD Candidates & Postgraduates to promising Undergraduates.


Govt. Affairs, Policy, and Research Professionals - CPI is seeking Members Principal to join pro-bono. These members help drive our strategic mission in the process of pursuing funded Centers for policy translation with state university research institutes, advising chapters, and engaged development innovative solutions as a policy practitioner with CPI. We invite late and accomplished early career professionals to contact us. We seek those with legal degrees, professional advocacy, policy development, and/or quantitative & qualitative applied research experience in any sectors, and may build invited slots for part-time members principal based on the amount of annual time we can recruit. 

Contact CPI below.

Taking the next step, we look forward to serving you and the Commonwealth!

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Office: 502.209.9639



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The Future of the Commonwealth

Born during COVID, without regular operating funds, and foregoing pay for the past 3 years, CPI has endured building it's first chapter, member principal team, and faculty partnerships towards building Centers. To continue progress, expand beyond, and develop solutions with every public university in Kentucky  -  our chapters & practitioners are ready for your help. Let's bring the Future of the Commonwealth, For the Commonwealth together, and unlock new area of nonpartisan solutions from tailored policymaking in Kentucky. Donate or Sponsor a Chapter Today!

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