July 15, 2009    Phoenix Mayor, Kate Gallego, was named recently as a member of the 2019 Class of the Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership. She joins a select group of fellow Arizonans who have participated in the prestigious Rodel Fellowship including: Gabby Giffords, Leah Landrum Taylor, Greg Stanton, Kris Mayes, Kyrsten Sinema, Kirk Adams, Michele Reagan, Steve Montenegro, Rich Crandall, Doug Ducey, Heather Carter and Jenn Daniels.


The Program brings together the nation’s most promising young political leaders who through study and conversation explore the underlying values and principles of western democracy. Fellows share a commitment to sustaining the vision of a political system based on thoughtful and civil bipartisan dialogue.


The Rodel Fellowship is offered by invitation only on an annual basis to 24 emerging political leaders with reputations for intellect, thoughtfulness and a commitment to civil dialogue. While all participants are elected officials, the Fellowship is not a political program but an educational and leadership training program based on the belief that by exposing participants to a variety of philosophies, viewpoints and strategies, the quality of problem-solving in our states and local communities will be improved.