Come learn about Arizona’s complex public issues: CivEx 2020 registration now open

December 17, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

The Arizona Civic Exchange, or CivEx, is seeking Arizonans eager to learn about and discuss today’s complex public issues to increase their civic impact.

The program, presented by the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation, will be held on Thursdays Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, and Feb. 13. Each session will be held between 12:30 and 4 p.m. at the Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

There is no cost to participate. Each session has a separate registration.


The 2020 schedule:

Session 1 | Thursday, January 23 (12:30 – 4:00 p.m.)
Fascinating AZ: Our State’s People and Public Dollars:
Learn the basics about Arizona public revenues and expenditures, population demographics, and what it all means for 2020.

Session 2 | Thursday, January 30 (12:30 – 4:00 p.m.)
$1.1 Billion and Counting: Exploration of Criminal Justice Systems:
The Arizona criminal justice system is complex. Learn more about who’s who in the system and explore successful solutions and interventions for critical issues.

Session 3 | Thursday, February 6 (12:30 – 4:00 p.m.)
What We Know and How We Learn: Arizona’s P-20 Education Systems:

Learn more about achieving Arizona’s education goals.

Session 4 | Thursday, February 13 (12:30 – 4:00 p.m.)
Greater Arizona’s People and Places:

Over 351,000 people, including tribal communities, call 13 counties outside of Pima and Maricopa home. Dive into what’s happening now in Greater Arizona and how urban and rural fit together.

CivEx’s ideal participants are individuals from any perspective and experience who want to deepen their commitment to public service, grapple with complex problems, and explore different viewpoints. The program offers in-person, nonpartisan, interactive events for businesspeople, candidates, public officials, and other Arizona residents to learn about and discuss current issues.

Presenters at CivEx 2020 will include consultants, scholars, and practitioners from a variety of perspectives who are experienced analysts and keen observers of politics. The events are designed to include significant discussion among participants.