Milenko Matanovič, Founder
Pomegranate Center



Milenko Matanovič is a nationally recognized leader who has spent the past 33 years exploring the art of creative collaboration. He founded the non-profit Pomegranate Center in 1986 after leaving a successful art career. Since then, he has worked with countless neighborhoods around the country and abroad, collaborated with numerous communities to build more than 60 gathering places 100s of plans, and trained hundreds of remarkable community leaders in the Pomegranate Center method of community building. Milenko has received numerous awards for his contributions and is the author of four books.


Milenko is a popular speaker and consultant on community building, collaboration and creative placemaking.  He is the author of four books, the most recent ‘The Case for Everyday Democracy’ exploring effective habits for collaborative deliberations.