In his book, Burton Barr: Political Leadership and the Transformation of Arizona, ASU professor Philip R. VanderMeer describes a period that could easily be called the Barr era. Burton Barr served in the Arizona House of Representatives for more than 20 years beginning in 1964 and was House Majority leader for most of his service.
The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership is fortunate to work with local and regional civic leadership programs throughout Arizona. These organizations are valuable resources with deep roots. Beginning in the 1970s, groups of concerned Arizonans, chambers of commerce, and municipalities started leadership development programs based on models that had become commonplace across the United States.
Whether in the public or private sectors, the call for talent and leadership development is everywhere. Transitions, as we are experiencing now in state government, shine an especially bright light on the continual demand for leaders with the knowledge, skills, commitment, and networks to get the state’s work done. Flinn-Brown is an investment in this