"Where Civil Talk Leads to Civic Action"
The former adobe home of the retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is the inspiration for O’Connor House. In addition to being the family home for over 25 years, it is the historic setting where Sandra Day O’Connor entertained Arizona’s leaders as well as national and international dignitaries. Using hospitality and civil discourse as a platform, she worked to build consensus and collaborate in solving complex issues. Today, the iconic O’Connor House continues Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s lifetime work of solving important social, economic and political problems through civil and respectful dialogue leading to civic action. The enduring value of O’Connor House is rooted in its past, yet the legacy lives on in the symbolic and active role it plays for society and our nation.
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 and nation 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 lifetime work 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.