Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Fellow Juan Ciscomani in the News

Flinn-Brown Fellow Juan Ciscomani has served as the director of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s Southern Arizona office since March 2015. He recently described to Arizona Daily Star’s Tim Stellar what drew him to the job and how he is representing the region. Read his interview here.

Recognizing Those Who Serve

Since 1985, the Public Employees Roundtable and its member organizations (which are mostly at the federal and national level) have organized Public Service Recognition Week to honor those who serve as federal, state, county and local government employees. It is hard to imagine a place’s quality of life without everyone from first responders to park […]

Pass the Word—Hands-On Professional Development for Elementary Teachers at Biosphere 2

Dr. Kevin Bonine, Flinn-Brown Fellow and Education & Outreach Director at Biosphere 2 (in addition to UA faculty appointments in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment) recently organized an enlightening learning tour for Flinn-Brown Fellows and Flinn Scholars. He also told us about a professional development opportunity that […]

Flinn-Brown in 30 Seconds

Take 30 seconds to view the Flinn-Brown experience.

Burton Barr: Political Leadership and the Transformation of Arizona by Philip R. VanderMeer

In his book, Burton Barr: Political Leadership and the Transformation of Arizona, ASU professor Philip R. VanderMeer describes a period that could easily be called the Barr era. Burton Barr served in the Arizona House of Representatives for more than 20 years beginning in 1964 and was House Majority leader for most of his service. […]

Flinn-Brown Fellows: A Unique Resource for Arizona State Government

Whether in the public or private sectors, the call for talent and leadership development is everywhere. Transitions, as we are experiencing now in state government, shine an especially bright light on the continual demand for leaders with the knowledge, skills, commitment, and networks to get the state’s work done. Flinn-Brown is an investment in this […]

New Fellows named by Arizona Center for Civic Leadership

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership has chosen 35 more Arizonans as Fellows in the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. The 2014 Fellows come from urban centers and rural communities and have careers in small businesses, startup firms, major corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, state agencies, federal institutions, and local governments.

Jazz and Civic Leadership

At the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, we are fortunate to meet and work with many talented Arizonans. Unfortunately, I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting the obviously talented members of the Ellington Band at the Tucson Jazz Institute. In May, these high school students won—for the second year in a row—the most prestigious prize available to a young jazz ensemble, First Place at the Essentially Ellington 2014 Jazz Band Competition and Festival. Now in its 19th year, the competition is sponsored and produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and led by jazz great Wynton Marsalis. Bands are invited to compete with 15 appearing in the 2014 finals.

Nancy Welch on the Flinn-Brown opportunity

Applications for the 2014 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy are due May 19. Learn more about the Flinn-Brown opportunity from Nancy Welch, Vice President of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership.
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