Flinn-Brown Convention

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Thank you to the Flinn-Brown Fellows who attended the 2019 Flinn-Brown Creative Solutions Convention at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

The annual Convention, which brings together Fellows dating back to the first Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy in 2011, is a place to make new connections and re-connect with Fellows while learning about state-level leadership and public service from policy experts and Fellows.

Along with sessions led by Flinn-Brown Fellows and Arizona public-policy leaders, presenters have included national leaders in their fields such as Manuel Pastor, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and an author and expert on demographic change; Public Agenda President and CEO Will Friedman, a New York-based leader in research and innovation regarding public opinion and engagement; and choreographer and performer Liz Lerman, Institute Professor, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

Stay tuned for details about the fourth annual Flinn-Brown Convention, coming in 2020.


Flinn-Brown Award Recipients

Five high-impact leaders from throughout Arizona are honored annually at the Flinn-Brown Convention.

The individual winners of the Flinn-Brown Awards have made significant contributions to Arizona as state-government advisers, elected officials, agency executives, and policy experts—and have played important roles in strengthening their communities and the Flinn-Brown Network.


Learn more about the Flinn-Brown Fellows

The 2019 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy and its cohort of 30 Arizonans concluded its 14-session seminar series in May and were recognized at the third annual Flinn-Brown Convention. Across Arizona, there are now more than 350 Flinn-Brown Fellows, many in state-level leadership roles, with wide-ranging expertise and experience.

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