News and Updates

June 2024 Network News

July 01, 2024

Every summer, I eagerly trade the scorching Arizona heat for a charming seaside town along the Pacific Coast Highway. My time here is mostly solitary with occasional family visits. Away from our usual routines, I revel in the fact that…


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Flinn-Brown Fellow Tammy Caputi’s determination leads to successful business, service to Scottsdale

July 01, 2024

“The conversations we had at Flinn-Brown were so deep and definitely got me used to speaking across the aisle, and speaking with people who have wildly different opinions, in a polite and courteous way. It was a real exchange of…


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Flinn Foundation names new leaders as longtime executive retires

June 05, 2024

Brad Halvorsen joined the Flinn Foundation in 1989 as its first communications employee. After 35 years of service to the foundation and Arizona, including nearly a decade as executive vice president, Halvorsen retires June 14. Halvorsen’s departure prompts two other…


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May 2024 Network News

May 31, 2024

It’s been a crazy busy month at the Center! Our biggest news was the announcement of the 2024 Flinn-Brown Fellows – 28 remarkable individuals who are now part of other prestigious Flinn-Brown Network. The 16th cohort includes leaders from nine counties, spanning…


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Flinn-Brown Fellow Jane Strain

May 31, 2024

“The biggest impact of Flinn-Brown ... for me is through the people. The fact that you can use that network to launch yourself into all sorts of other fields, like working with nonprofits, working with veterans, running for office, or being on any staff. I…


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CivEx: 2024 Election Preview

May 15, 2024

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership hosted CivEx webinar featuring election-year insights from nationally recognized polling expert Mike Noble, founder & CEO of Noble Predictive Insights, a nonpartisan public opinion polling, market research, and data analytics firm in Phoenix.


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Arizona Center for Civic Leadership announces its 2024 Flinn-Brown Fellows

May 15, 2024

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation’s leadership program—dedicated to state-level policy and politics and forging professional connections—has selected 28 Arizonans as 2024 Flinn-Brown Fellows. The 16th cohort of the nonpartisan Flinn-Brown Fellowship includes leaders from the…


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