Jazz and Civic Leadership by Nancy Welch

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.

Learn more about Flinn-Brown and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership

The Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy is the flagship program of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership but it is also just one of many activities. This e-book introduces Flinn-Brown, through “10 Reasons to Apply for Flinn-Brown” and also reflects the center’s growth and numerous other activities. The e-book includes the recently published Elements of Civic

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Conversation with Kansas Leadership Center CEO

Kansas Leadership Center CEO Ed O’Malley was one of our featured guests at the Civic Leadership Exchange on March 20. Nancy Welch, Vice President of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, had a chance to record this interview with him during his stop in Phoenix. As the founding president of Kansas Leadership Center in 2007,

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