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Meet Flinn-Brown Fellow Kevin Hartke

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You can call Kevin Hartke Pastor, Director, or Vice Mayor, since his days include at once ministry, municipal policymaking, and leading a social-service initiative, among many other roles. Outdoorsman makes sense, too, since Kevin clearly values adventure almost as much as he does faith and service. On his rare days off, you likely will find

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Flinn Foundation executive’s retirement prompts new leadership appointments

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After more than five years in a key role at the Flinn Foundation, Executive Vice President Cathy McGonigle has announced her retirement. McGonigle’s departure June 26 will trigger three additional leadership changes at the Foundation. Two of the further staff moves will be internal. Brad Halvorsen has been named the Foundation’s new Executive Vice President.

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Flinn-Brown Fellows in the News

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In Tucson, an unsung architectural oasis New York Times Fellow Demion Clinco, leader of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, is quoted throughout this love-letter travelogue about Tucson. Solving Latino achievement gap critical for Arizona’s future Arizona Daily Star Fellow Lea Márquez Peterson, President/CEO, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Eileen Klein, President, Arizona Board of

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Civic Leadership Throwback Thursday: Arnold Elias

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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

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Podcast: Flinn-Brown Fellow Lea Márquez Peterson tapped to co-chair Arizona Zanjeros

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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

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Engaging Partners Statewide: A Big Win for Flinn-Brown Fellow David Martinez III and St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

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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

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Flinn-Brown Fellow Juan Ciscomani in the News

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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.

Professional Development Opportunity for Nonprofit Leaders: American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy

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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

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Recognizing Those Who Serve

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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

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Pass the Word—Hands-On Professional Development for Elementary Teachers at Biosphere 2

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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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