Councilmember Julie Spilsbury joins Flinn Brown Fellowship

May 25, 2023 at 3:51 pm

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership welcomes Mesa District 2 Councilmember Julie Spilsbury as one of their 2023 Flinn-Brown Fellows. Twenty-eight leaders from the state will participate in Arizona's most prestigious leadership program on state-level policy and politics.

The Flinn-Brown experience begins in August with theFlinn-Brown Academy, a rigorous 11-session policy institute offering unparalleled opportunities for professional connections and learning about Arizona policy and politics, facilitated by top state leaders and subject-matter experts. In November, the 2023 Fellows will participate in theFlinn-Brown Convention, an annual professional development day for the entire Flinn-Brown Network.

"I am honored to have been selected as a 2023 Flinn-Brown Fellow. I am looking forward to the skills and knowledge I will acquire with my cohort to further my civic engagement and continue to help build strong communities," said Councilmember Spilsbury. "I know this will impact me greatly in my service to the City of Mesa and my future. I'm excited to be selected."

Launched by the Flinn Foundation in 2011, the Flinn-Brown Fellowship's goal is cultivating civic leaders throughout Arizona. The Flinn-Brown Network now totals 437 Fellows.

"Councilmember Spilsbury has been instrumental in creating and implementing change for our Mesa residents. She is passionate about serving her community and continues to make Mesa proud," said Mesa City Manager Chris Brady.

Julie Spilsbury was elected to serve District Two in the Mesa City Council in 2020. A product of Mesa Public Schools (MPS) for her entire education, she has been active in local schools for more than 20 years, earning an award from MPS for her volunteer work. To schedule an interview with Councilmember Spilsbury, please contact Marissa Sanchez at