Network Builder Award: Cynthia Seelhammer
Over her decades of service in the city of Phoenix, the town of Queen Creek, Coconino County, and many other jurisdictions, Cynthia Seelhammer has demonstrated how to build networks of people that can get things done. Flinn-Brown is only one network she has helped develop over her public-service career. Her example of inclusion and fostering professional development among employees—from receptionists to executives—and particularly providing opportunities for women, resonates in any institution. Seelhammer was given the 2017 Gabe Zimmerman Civic Leader Award by the Center for the Future of Arizona.