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Flinn-Brown Takeaways: Erik Lee

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“Flinn-Brown Takeaways” are short bursts of information and insight to help advance your own civic expertise. In this feature, Flinn-Brown Fellow Erik Lee will build your knowledge on doing cross-border business with Mexico. Erik is the executive director of the North American Research Partnership.

Flinn-Brown Takeaways: Juan Moran

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“Flinn-Brown Takeaways” are short bursts of information and insight to help advance your own civic expertise. In this feature, Flinn-Brown Fellow Juan Moran shares his tips for working across government agencies on complex issues. Juan is a community relations officer with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Lea Márquez Peterson working to advance Arizona’s business interests

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Lea Márquez Peterson loves business. She likes owning and running her own business. And she enjoys promoting businesses both big and small, helping them expand their workforce and market. Márquez Peterson, president and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce since 2009, is an influential Arizona business leader who was a close advisor to

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Mignonne Hollis uses statewide knowledge and connections to benefit Cochise County

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From the time Mignonne Hollis was a senior at Tombstone High School—graduating-class size: 28—she believed the key to her success was to make connections outside of Cochise County. She would attend events in Tucson and Phoenix to seek out scholarships and other opportunities. Today, her mindset is much the same, as she spends her time

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Application opens for the 2016 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. Through a competitive application process, approximately 35 Arizonans will be selected to join the network of nearly 225 Flinn-Brown Fellows from the state’s business, agricultural, industry, education, nonprofit, and public sectors–and from many walks of life and perspectives. As they join the statewide

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Leadership Program Directory Updated for 2016

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Almost every established civic leader once started out at the same place: as an interested resident who wanted to be of greater service to their place. If your 2016 resolution is to be more involved in your community as a first step towards leadership, learn more about a local or regional civic leadership program in

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F-B Fellows in the News: Celeste Plumlee appointed as Arizona State Representative

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Flinn-Brown Fellow Celeste Plumlee has been appointed as the newest state representative for Legislative District 26, which covers parts of Tempe and Mesa. She was among three candidates considered by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to complete Andrew Sherwood’s term after he was tapped to fill state Sen. Ed Ableser’s seat. Celeste currently serves

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F-B Fellows in the News

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The Power of Service The phrases “life-changing experience” and “life of service” have a concrete, personal meaning for Mike Meaney. Thanks in part to his time with Teach for America in an eighth-grade science classroom he is now building programs through the Franklin Project and Arizona State University to ensure that many more young people

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