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Longtime Arizona policy leader and Flinn-Brown Fellow Joanne Keene serving NAU

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Joanne Keene learned early on, as a legislative intern in the governor’s office and broadcast journalism student, that she was drawn to public policy and its importance and impact on the state. “I’ve always seen policy roles as opportunities to fix things and make things better,” Keene says. “If things aren’t working, how can we

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Apply today for 2018 Flinn-Brown Academy; join CivEx wait list

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The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. Meanwhile, CivEx (Arizona Civic Exchange) is at capacity and a wait list has been created. The Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy is now accepting applications through Nov. 13 for its 2018 cohort, which will include

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Future state-level leaders selected as 2017 Flinn-Brown Fellows

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Arizonans from Kingman, Clifton, and many cities and towns in between have been selected for the 2017 cohort of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, the flagship program of the nonpartisan Arizona Center for Civic Leadership. The 33 Flinn-Brown Fellows, who come from different walks of life and political perspectives, share a commitment to state-level public

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Flinn Foundation names Tammy McLeod new President and CEO

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Following a national search, the Flinn Foundation board of directors has chosen one of Arizona’s most broadly accomplished executives and community leaders as its new president and chief executive officer. Tammy McLeod, currently the vice president for energy resource management at Arizona Public Service, will succeed retiring President and CEO Jack B. Jewett. McLeod will

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Flinn-Brown Fellow Sharon Carpenter: Performing research that shapes state policy

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While a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, majoring in aviation environmental science, Sharon Carpenter never envisioned working at the Arizona Legislature. She did not follow federal or state politics, and had never even visited the State Capitol in Phoenix. But she needed to have an internship to graduate, and received an email advertising

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Juan Ciscomani carries governor’s message throughout southern Arizona, Mexico

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Juan Ciscomani started his day with a breakfast event in Tucson, met with agricultural leaders in Yuma for lunch, and attended a program in Phoenix that evening with the Mexican ambassador before driving back to his Tucson home. Welcome to the life of the new senior advisor for regional and international affairs for Governor Doug

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Four Flinn-Brown Fellows provide leadership as faculty and staff with Maricopa Community Colleges

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From Coconino to Cochise counties, seven Flinn-Brown Fellows are working through Arizona’s community colleges—three as elected district governing-board members and four through their professional careers—to ensure quality education options and services for Arizonans. The Fellows’ roles and expertise in post-secondary education are critical to their aims for state-level service. The state’s 19 public community colleges

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