Civic Leadership

Does Arizona history matter?

Zócalo Public Square, a one-of-a-kind initiative to better understand citizenship and community, is posing a an intriguing question: In a state where the majority of residents are migrants from elsewhere, how much does Arizona’s history matter? On February 7, a week before the centennial of Arizona’s statehood, Zócalo will host a public event in Tucson […]

Two valuable tools for the civic leadership community

A new year brings new resolutions. At the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, we hope 2012 includes renewed engagement with and commitment to Arizona and local communities. To that end, we have updated the Arizona Civic Leadership Directory with even more local and regional programs around Arizona that help build civic leadership skills and knowledge […]

With civic leadership seminar complete, newest Flinn-Brown Fellows look ahead

PHOENIX–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 […]

Announcing the second class of Flinn-Brown Fellows

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership is pleased to introduce the 26 Arizonans who have been selected as the second class of Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Fellows. Coming from many cities and towns, a broad spectrum of professions, and many walks of life, the group will begin the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy on September 9. The […]

AzCCL co-sponsors A Day of Civic Action

You are invited to A Day of Civic Action on Thursday, September 22 at the Wyndham Phoenix Hotel. The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership is sponsoring the Civic Insights Breakfast, the first event in a half-day schedule packed with new information, ideas, and strategies. The breakfast, which launches the day from 7:30-9:00 a.m., will feature a presentation of […]

Five minutes with a Flinn-Brown Fellow: Civic leadership and Arizona’s high-tech industry

Patrick Marcus, a Tucson-based biomedical engineer, artist, and entrepreneur, is on the move: He is phasing out his involvement in two Tucson high-tech companies and launching a third, Marcus Engineering LLC, an engineering and technology business-development firm. Dr. Marcus is also an emerging civic leader. He recently spoke to the Civic Leadership Conversation about his […]

Arizona Week visits the AzCCL: “The Next Generation of Arizona Leaders”

Arizona Week, the public-affairs television program of Arizona Public Media at the University of Arizona, devoted its May 20 broadcast to a profile of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy and discussion of the importance of strong civic leadership. In his introduction, Arizona Week host Michael Chihak described the Academy as “one audacious idea to improve […]

Inaugural Class of Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Completes Study, Charts Course for Arizona Leadership

PHOENIX—An ambitious new initiative to expand Arizona’s cadre of future state-level civic leaders reached an important milestone on May 20 with a celebration of the inaugural class of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. The first 25 Flinn-Brown Fellows were recognized as they concluded an intensive 10-week seminar to enhance their civic-leadership capacity and knowledge of […]

Arizona Illustrated interviews Flinn-Brown Fellow

Juan Ciscomani, a member of the first class of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, was interviewed in late March on Arizona Illustrated, the public-television newsmagazine produced by Arizona Public Media at the University of Arizona. Host Kimberly Craft spoke with Ciscomani about the work of Ciscomani’s organization, the Take Charge America Institute, an educational outreach […]

Working together across the border

Few situations are as challenging for civic leaders as coordinating and collaborating across national borders. But there are many efforts, and some successes. The Arizona State University North American Center for Transborder Studies is partnering with the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to draw attention to success stories. Together, the two […]
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