"Where Civil Talk Leads to Civic Action"
The historic value of the retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s former adobe home is undeniable. In addition to being the family home for over 25 years, it is the inspirational setting where Sandra and John O’Connor entertained Arizona’s leaders as well as national and international dignitaries. Using hospitality and civil discourse as a platform, they worked to build consensus and collaborate in solving complex issues. The enduring value of O’Connor House is rooted in its past, yet the legacy lives on in the symbolic role it plays for Arizona and beyond.
The result of the O'Connor process is not to write reports or make recommendations. It is to build partnerships and collaborations within our state and the nation to implement solutions. The O'Connor process can be replicated in organizations, communities and governments nationally and internationally to promote civil discussion and collaborative problem solving.
To create an Arizona where important policy decisions affecting our future are made through a process of civil discussion, critical analysis of facts, and informed participation of all citizens.
To continue Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy of solving important social, economic, and political problems through civil talk leading to civic action.
OUR CORE VALUES:
Non-partisan, objective, fact based, centrist, Inclusive, collaborative, civil.