Below are 2020 highlights for the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, as well as annual reports from previous years for the Flinn-Brown Fellowship. The full 2020 annual report for the Center will be released in spring 2021.
2020 Annual Report – Highlights
2020 Flinn-Brown Fellowship
- Successfully completed recruitment, review and selection of 31 2020 Flinn-Brown Fellows.
- Incorporated 22 Fellows into the initial review of 129 applications—the highest number of applications in the history of the Fellowship.
- Standardized ongoing composition of the selection committee to include diversity of geography, gender, race, and Fellows destination industry, as well as board participation from the Flinn Foundation and Thomas R. Brown Foundations.
- Hosted 10 virtual online information sessions.
- Developed new content materials for online recruitment and review of initial applications.
- Created highly-viewed social-media campaign for recruitment using videos from influential and well-known Fellows.
- Due to delay of Fellowship seminars, coordinated monthly leadership activities for the Fellows, including two orientation sessions, exclusive meetings with Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, and Joint Legislative Budget Committee Director Richard Stavneak, and a Meet and Greet event at the Heard Museum.
Flinn-Brown Network Engagement
- Revamped the monthly Flinn-Brown Network News with more pertinent information for Fellows on a consistent distribution cycle.
- Revised Fellows Directory to make outward-facing information more relevant to external users.
- Introduced a monthly “ Fellows Profile ” to showcase an individual accomplishments and connection to the Network.
- Produced Flinn-Brown recruitment video with 2020 Flinn-Brown Fellows.
- Conducted annual survey of the Fellows Network.
- Developed six highly-attended webinars featuring Flinn-Brown Fellows on a variety of topics, including racial and educational equity, rural economic development, the Young Talent Progress Meter, COVID-19 state response, and the ASU Luminosity Lab (a collaboration with Flinn Scholars).
- Sponsored two highly-attended “Morning Scoops” in conjunction with the Arizona Capitol Times on Proposition 207 and Proposition 208 (the latter being the best-attended event in Morning Scoop history).
- Produced virtual 2021 Legislative Preview to Fellows-Only audience.
- Partnered with the Center for the Future of Arizona to bring visibility to the importance of Civic Heath Progress Meters through joint communications strategies and convenings of community partners with an interest in civic health.
- Monthly meetings with the Leadership Collaborative, consisting of 15 civic-leadership organizations statewide.
- Joined the Arizona Department of Education Civic Education & Community Engagement Committee .
- Rebranded the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership with new logo & revitalized the Center’s website.
The Flinn-Brown Fellowship 2019 annual report provides a summary of the 2019 seminar series and its 30-person cohort, the 2019 Flinn-Brown Convention including its five honorees, the Flinn-Brown Fellows projects, the Flinn-Brown Network and its members’ achievements, and continuing learning opportunities such as the Skill Set Series and Legislative Preview.
The Flinn-Brown Fellowship 2018 annual report provides a summary of the 2018 seminar series and civic-leadership activities of Fellows throughout Arizona, highlights from the 2018 Flinn-Brown Convention, and notes on new tools for connecting Fellows to one another and the broader community.
The Flinn-Brown Fellowship 2017 annual report provides a summary of the 2017 seminar series, an account of the first Flinn-Brown Convention and announcement of the first Fellows to receive the program’s annual awards, and highlights of Flinn-Brown Fellows’ civic-leadership activities and achievements, including those pursuing elected office, joining state boards and commissions, and pursuing leadership in state-government careers.