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Mark Smutny at Civic Reinventions, Inc.

Mark Smutny at Civic Reinventions, Inc.

Civic Reinventions, Inc., led by Dr. Mark Smutny, is a consulting practice specializing in guiding nonprofits through the transformation from toxic and unproductive conflict to mission success. With a comprehensive array of training and conflict resolution services adaptable to various contexts, we empower organizations to harness conflict creatively and build a culture of respect, inclusion, and innovation.

1828 171st Place SE
Bothell, WA 98012


Mark Smutny
Direct line: 425-405-5615



  • Board meetings/retreats
  • Community meetings/hearings

Human Resources

  • Cultural competency
  • Diversity
  • Race & social justice

Planning & Organizational Development

  • Planning

About Mark Smutny at Civic Reinventions, Inc.

Our Services:
• Conflict Assessment and Resolution
• Strategic Plan Facilitation
• Find Calm in the Chaos® Workshops and Webinars
• Listening Skills Training
• Trauma Informed De-escalation Training
• Board and Staff Retreat Facilitation
• Tools for Building Inclusive Organizations and Communities Workshops
Dr. Mark Smutny is a seasoned nonprofit consultant, professional facilitator, retreat leader, and author of the award-winning book: "Thrive: The Facilitator’s Guide to Radically Inclusive Meetings, 2nd ed." Drawing on decades of experience, Mark helps nonprofits establish a culture of respect, address organizational dysfunction, and redirect the collective energy of staff, board and volunteers towards mission success.

Mark's background includes facilitating organizational change in human services, transportation, affordable housing, homeless services, civic engagement, business associations, and faith-based groups. He teaches, writes, and speaks on the art of inclusive facilitation.

With a lifelong passion of strengthening communities and building healthy organizations, Mark Smutny is committed to creating a more compassionate society. Beyond his professional pursuits, he finds joy in hiking, fly fishing, gardening, and sharing culinary creations with his wife Barbara. Together, they enjoy four granddaughters. As a dedicated volunteer, Mark also serves as a substitute chef and coordinates a monthly pancake breakfast at the Northshore Senior Center in Bothell, WA.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Faith-based
  • Nonprofit sector issues
  • Senior services

Fee Structure

  • By project

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • International Association of Facilitators
  • Ordained Presbyterian Minister, Presbyterian Church USA
  • Program Associate, Kaleidoscope Institute

County Availability

  • Adams
  • Asotin
  • Benton
  • Chelan
  • Clallam
  • Clark
  • Columbia
  • Cowlitz
  • Douglas
  • Ferry
  • Franklin
  • Garfield
  • Grant
  • Grays Harbor
  • Island
  • Jefferson
  • King
  • King - Eastside
  • King - North
  • King - Seattle
  • King - South
  • Kitsap
  • Kittitas
  • Klickitat
  • Lewis
  • Lincoln
  • Mason
  • Okanogan
  • Pacific
  • Pend Oreille
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Skamania
  • Snohomish
  • Spokane
  • Stevens
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum
  • Walla Walla
  • Whatcom
  • Whitman
  • Yakima

County Experience

  • King

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