As a college student, Amanda Stone went door-to-door in polluted neighborhoods, providing information and guidance to families affected by contamination. She was then a community-outreach intern with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Today, more than two decades later, Stone is the Chief Policy and Legislative Affairs Officer for the state agency, which exists to
“Flinn-Brown Takeaways” are short bursts of information and insight to help advance your own civic expertise. In this feature, Flinn-Brown Fellow Karen Francis-Begay shares her suggestions for collaborating with Tribes in Arizona. Karen is the Assistant Vice President of Tribal Relations for the University of Arizona.
After nearly a decade of service in the U.S. Army, Brett Rustand returned to Tucson in 2008 ready to move on to the next phase of his life. But as time went by, the retired Army captain began to see military veterans who were struggling, and he felt a need to help those suffering from
“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” 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 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
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
Do you want to see the impact Flinn-Brown Fellows are having in Arizona? Check out the Flinn-Brown Photo Journal series to see Fellows in action.
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
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