Our Mission and Guiding Values

Guiding Values

Our commitment is shaped by these shared and guiding beliefs:

  • All people deserve to live in thriving and sustainable communities.
  • Strong, healthy communities depend on well-educated, innovative and ethical leaders, and informed and engaged citizens.
  • Creative, current, and rigorous research informs sound decision-making.
  • Leaders need both relevant information and the skills necessary to interpret and use information and data effectively.
  • Successful leaders must be able to bridge public, private, and nonprofit sector boundaries.
  • Conversation and collaboration among individuals with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and skills leads to more vibrant ideas and solutions.

Our Work

O’Neill’s professionals teach, research, and serve in all areas of public and environmental affairs. Our collective expertise, built on diverse training and perspectives, allows us to lead in a deeply connected world.