Civic Leadership

University of Arizona Poetry Center Offers another 50th Anniversary Moment

By Nancy Welch For my mother’s generation, memorizing poetry was as basic as learning to read and write. Conversations in our home as a result were often punctuated with quotations, particularly in humorous situations. Even with an affinity for poetry, I am sorry to say that I had not heard of the Poetry Center at […]

Flinn Foundation releases ‘Action and Impact’ report on civic leadership, other programs

The Flinn Foundation’s “Action and Impact” report highlights the growth of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, as well as the Foundation’s current grantmaking priorities and activities across its other program areas—arts and culture, biosciences, and the Flinn Scholars program. The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, launched in 2010 to strengthen civic leadership throughout Arizona, […]

Announcing the sixth cohort of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership is pleased to announce the 25 Arizonans selected for the sixth Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. The nonpartisan Academy helps prepare and support Arizona’s future state-level civic leaders for public service as a member of a state board, commission, or advisory council; an elected official; a state government executive; or […]

Announcing the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Class of Spring 2013

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership is pleased to announce the newest class of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, the Center’s flagship initiative. This is the fifth Flinn-Brown Academy class, which now counts a network of 131 Fellows throughout Arizona. The new cohort of 30 Fellows includes leaders from Arizona’s private sector, business development specialists, […]

Stefanie Mach becomes first Flinn-Brown Fellow elected to state office

Stefanie Mach has become the first Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Fellow to successfully run for a state-level office. Mach was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives from District 10 (Tucson) in the November 2012 General Election in her first-ever run for public office. Mach, a member of the Fall 2011 Flinn-Brown Academy, said the […]

Announcing the Fourth Class of Flinn-Brown Fellows

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership is pleased to announce the Fall 2012 class of Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. This is the fourth class to participate in the Academy, an initiative of the Flinn Foundation in Phoenix and the Thomas R. Brown Foundations in Tucson. With now over 100 Arizonans participating in the initiative, Flinn-Brown […]

With Civic Leadership Seminar Complete, Newest Flinn-Brown Fellows Look Ahead

Following completion of an intensive, 10-week seminar to build their civic-leadership capacity, members of the Fall class of the nonpartisan Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy are now planning their next steps toward public service in Arizona at the state level. In time, expectations include some running for public office, while others will choose to pursue roles […]

Flinn-Brown Fellows Complete Intensive Seminar Series, Look Toward State-Level Service

Throughout the celebrations marking Arizona’s Centennial, many have wondered about how the next generation of civic leaders can prepare for the future. The third class of Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Fellows has been busy thinking about that same thing and planning their leadership contributions to Arizona’s next century. This group of 24 Arizonans from Safford to […]

On the Trail: Fall 2011 Flinn-Brown Fellow Stefanie Mach Talks About the Need for Diverse Voices in Arizona’s Leadership

Though Stefanie Mach is a partner at the nonprofit and political consulting firm CM Concordia and has worked for nonprofit organizations in various capacities, interned at the Embassy of Peru, worked in Senator Russ Feingold’s office, and even had her own weekly radio show on politics, she did not seriously consider running for office before […]

Flinn-Brown Fellows Complete Intensive Seminar Series, Look Toward State-Level Service

Throughout the celebrations marking Arizona’s Centennial, many have wondered about how the next generation of civic leaders can prepare for the future. The third class of Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Fellows has been busy thinking about that same thing and planning their leadership contributions to Arizona’s next century. This group of 24 Arizonans from Safford to […]
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