Jeff Edelstein is a public-policy mediator, civic innovator, social entrepreneur, and writer. In From Oath to Action Jeff presents a unique pathway to restoring American democracy that draws on many years of experience helping government entities resolve conflict, solve problems, and achieve results.  

He resides in Portland, Maine, where he is a regular contributor to the Portland Press Herald and the Maine Sunday Telegram on topics of local, state and national significance. He is the principal of Edelstein Associates Mediation and Facilitation and is affiliated with the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge, MA. He is the founder of the Greater Portland Sustainability Council, Greater Portland Greater Tomorrow, and the Maine Center for Civic Innovation.