Our Values

Our Values

The Adirondack Council’s values, including our commitment to our mission and vision, are integral to the manner in which we carry out our programs.

  • Highest Ethical Standards and Integrity
    The Council's Board of Directors, staff, and other representatives shall adhere to the highest ethical standards, and in every aspect of our work seek to foster a culture of honesty and integrity. We honor the trust placed in us by our donors, members, colleagues, and the public. We are nonpartisan, relying on private, not public, funding.
  • Responsible and Constructive Fact-Based Education and Advocacy
    The Council is committed to education and advocacy that is responsible, thoughtful, and based upon science and the law.
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    The Council strives to integrate principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) into its work and that of its partners. In acknowledging past injustice to some, we seek to promote a welcoming and inclusive culture in the Adirondacks that treats all residents and visitors with dignity and respect.
  • Partnerships and Respect for All
    The Council values listening carefully, understanding diverse opinions and collaborating. We seek consensus and only stand alone when our fundamental principles compel us to do so. We respect the needs, values, and traditions of Park residents and visitors alike, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, age, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  • Legacy
    The Council acknowledges that the Adirondack Park occupies the ancestral lands of the Mohawk and Oneida, among other Indigenous Peoples. We honor and respect these original stewards, and we value their wisdom, engagement, and trust.
  • Innovation and Excellence
    The Council embraces progressive, inclusive, and innovative ideas and aims for excellence in all of our work and that of those with whom we partner. Great attention to detail and thoughtful consideration of others are essential.
  • Teamwork
    The Council values teamwork and actively promotes input from staff, board members, and others. We believe in informed, timely, and transparent decision making.
  • Commitment to the Future
    The Council is committed to protecting the natural environment of the Adirondack Park to preserve wild habitat in harmony with human communities for generations to come.

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