Mesa’s Troy Campbell selected for leadership academy

Mesa resident Troy Campbell has been selected as one of 36 Arizonans to participate in a statewide leadership academy.

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, a nonpartisan program of the Flinn Foundation, has competitively selected Campbell and other residents from around the state for the 2018 cohort of its flagship Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy.

The Fellows, who come from a wide range of backgrounds, work experiences, and political perspectives, will participate in a 12-part seminar series, which started in mid-March, led by well-known Arizona policy and political experts, according to azcivicleadership.org.

The Academy’s seminars are the start of a long-term affiliation with the Flinn-Brown Network for these high-potential leaders. The network functions as an ongoing personal and professional support system for the Fellows as they advance in their careers and pursue roles as state-level elected officials, state-agency executives, policy advisors, or members of state boards or commissions. The 2018 cohort increases the size of the Flinn-Brown Network to more than 300 people, according to the website.

Campbell recently moved to the Valley last August to start working as assistant director of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Arizona State University in Tempe.

“I have was involved with the Flagstaff Housing Authority when we lived there and I was recently re-appointed to serve in the Arizona State Liquor Board by Gov. Doug Ducey, with my term expiring in 2021,” Campbell said.

Campbell said his family joined him in November, when they bought a house in Mesa.

“I am married to my wife and we have one daughter, Taryn, who is a 3, almost 4 years old,” he said.

Campbell believes the fellowship will open new opportunities for civic service.

“I have always been a believer of getting involved,” he said, “to give back to the world we live in.”

For more information on the program, see https://www.facebook.com/AzCCL/ or http://azcivicleadership.org/blog/2018/03/08/arizona-center-for-civic-leadership-names-36-new-flinn-brown-fellows-for-2018/

Photo: Troy Campbell (left) greets ASU President Michael Crow. (photo courtesy of Troy Campbell.)

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