Mesa: Councilmember Julie Spilsbury joins Flinn Brown Fellowship

The Flinn ~ Mesa District 3 Councilmember Julie Spilsbury has been selected as one of the twenty-eight leaders from Arizona to participate in the 2023 Flinn-Brown Fellowship, a prestigious leadership program on state-level policy and politics.

The Flinn-Brown Fellowship is an initiative of the Flinn Foundation, launched in 2011 with the goal of cultivating civic leaders throughout Arizona. The program will begin in August with the Flinn-Brown Academy, an 11-session policy institute facilitated by top state leaders and subject-matter experts. In November, Spilsbury and her cohort will participate in the Flinn-Brown Convention, a professional development day for all members of the Flinn-Brown Network.

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"I am honored to have been selected as a 2023 Flinn-Brown Fellow," said Spilsbury. "I am looking forward to acquiring new skills and knowledge that will help me further my civic engagement and continue to build strong communities."

Spilsbury was elected to serve District Two in Mesa City Council in 2020. She has been active in local schools for more than 20 years, earning an award from Mesa Public Schools (MPS) for her volunteer work.

Mesa City Manager Chris Brady praised Spilsbury's commitment to creating change for Mesa residents: "Councilmember Spilsbury is passionate about serving her community and continues to make Mesa proud."

The current total of 437 Fellows within the Flinn-Brown Network demonstrates its success since its launch over a decade ago. For more information or to schedule an interview with Councilmember Spilsbury, please contact Marissa Sanchez at

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