Arizona’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery

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Date(s) - 18 Nov 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


A CivEx session on Arizona’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery.

Wed, November 18, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM MST

About this Event

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership is hosting CivEx: Arizona’s COVID-19 Ongoing Response and Recovery—On the Front Lines with Flinn-Brown Fellows in State Government.

Join a panel of Flinn-Brown Fellows on the front lines of state government’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the Fellows involvement in responding to the pandemic—their challenges, experiences, and outlook for future response and recovery plans.

2015 Flinn-Brown Fellow Daniel Ruiz, Chief Operating Officer for the state of Arizona, will moderate the panel of public health, operations, education, technology, and philanthropic experts involved in key decision-making roles through the pandemic.

The panel will include:

  • Ben Blink, Policy Advisor for Transportation and Technology Innovation, Arizona Governor’s Office; 2018 Flinn-Brown Fellow;
  • Sarah Pirzada, Deputy Chief of Operations, Arizona Governor’s Office; 2017 Flinn-Brown Fellow;
  • Jessica Rigler, Assistant Director, Arizona Department of Health Services; 2019 Flinn-Brown Fellow;
  • Richie Taylor, Communications Director, Arizona Department of Education; 2020 Flinn-Brown Fellow; and
  • Alec Thomson, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Campaigns, Arizona Governor’s Office; 2019 Flinn-Brown Fellow.

This event will be on Zoom:



Contact Sara Larsen, Arizona Center for Civic Leadership: