Native Arizonan Arnold Elias served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1959-1962, but his election came about in an unusual way. As a political-science student at the University of Arizona after a stint in the military, he became a House candidate as part of a class project. Listen to the whole story in this
Arizona Gov. Ducey recently announced the launch of the Arizona Zanjeros—a business leadership group of CEOs and executives tasked with promoting Arizona as “the ideal place to live, work, play, recreate, retire, visit, build a business and get an education.” Flinn-Brown Fellow and President/CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Lea Márquez Peterson, is co-chair
Flinn-Brown Fellow David Martinez III often starts his day by walking through the massive St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance’s warehouse in an industrial part of Phoenix. Pallets of dry and canned goods, fruit, proteins, and dairy are meticulously organized by category and expiration date and labeled for delivery to some 300 food distribution partners across
Flinn-Brown Fellow Juan Ciscomani has served as the director of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s Southern Arizona office since March 2015. He recently described to Arizona Daily Star’s Tim Stellar what drew him to the job and how he is representing the region. Read his interview here.
Nonprofit organizations throughout Arizona provide a remarkable array of services and comprise a substantial sector of the state’s economy. The American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy is designed for emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector. Sponsored by the ASU Lodestar Center (a member of the Arizona Civic Leadership Collaborative), applications are now being taken for the
Since 1985, the Public Employees Roundtable and its member organizations (which are mostly at the federal and national level) have organized Public Service Recognition Week to honor those who serve as federal, state, county and local government employees. It is hard to imagine a place’s quality of life without everyone from first responders to park
Dr. Kevin Bonine, Flinn-Brown Fellow and Education & Outreach Director at Biosphere 2 (in addition to UA faculty appointments in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment) recently organized an enlightening learning tour for Flinn-Brown Fellows and Flinn Scholars. He also told us about a professional development opportunity that
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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.