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Arizona Center for Civic Leadership announces 2024 Flinn-Brown Fellows

For more than a decade, the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation has offered the Flinn-Brown Fellowship: the premier statewide civic-leadership program for experienced Arizona leaders to expand their knowledge, put their connections to use, and make a difference in their communities.

About 25 Arizonans from all walks of life and perspectives are selected each spring, following a highly competitive selection process, to join a network of 465 Flinn-Brown Fellows and participate in the Flinn-Brown Academy, which includes an Orientation Lunch, the annual Flinn-Brown Convention, and 12 additional full-day Academy sessions on Thursdays and Fridays starting in August.

The next application cycle will begin in February 2025.

The application

In addition to biographical information, the 2024 application included essay prompts regarding the applicant’s leadership experience, public policy interest, civic-leadership goals, how they plan to utilize the Flinn-Brown Network, their perspectives on today’s political climate and the role of state government, and a favorite quote. Applicants also submitted two letters of endorsement, a current resume, and a 20-second introductory video regarding their interest in the Flinn-Brown Fellowship. In addition, applicants were required to confirm their ability to attend all Academy sessions, and candidates who qualify for an interview must submit an employer approval form completed by the candidate’s employer.

Competitive applicants

All applicants must reside in Arizona. The most competitive applicants demonstrate willingness to strive, risk, and cooperate to respond to statewide issues and ensure effective leadership in Arizona’s state government. Flinn-Brown seeks Arizonans with:

  • A passion to be a long-term contributor to state government and state and community leadership circles;
  • An established career path with demonstrated, significant contributions to their field or interest area;
  • Sustained community involvement and a public profile;
  • A deep curiosity about people and issues;
  • The time—and personal and professional capacity—to take on a new challenge now;
  • High ethical standards, commitment to civility, and a keen interest in working with people from different perspectives;
  • The desire to work to attain or advance to state-level leadership in the next few years.

2024 Information Sessions

Virtual Info Session Dates
Tuesday, Jan. 9
Tuesday, Jan. 23
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Thursday, Feb. 8
Tuesday, Feb. 20
Tuesday, Feb. 27

In-Person Info Session Dates
Friday, Jan. 12

Cottonwood Community Clubhouse, 805 N. Main St., Cottonwood, 86326

Friday, Jan. 12
Flagstaff City Hall, 211 West Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff, 86001

Tuesday, Jan. 16
Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 85004

Friday, Jan. 19
Arizona Western College, Schoening Conference Center, Building 3C, 2020 S. Avenue 8 E, Yuma, 85365

Thursday, Jan. 25
Sierra Vista

Friday, Jan. 26
Southern Arizona Leadership Council, 1760 E River Rd #280, Tucson, 85718

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 85004

More information about the Flinn-Brown Fellowship, the application timeline, and desired candidate qualities is available on our FAQs page.

Please contact Jennifer Papworth with any questions.

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