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McBee Fellowship

The Frank McBee Jr. Fellows Program is a rigorous, 13-month program for civic leadership development.  Frank McBee Jr. Fellowships offer exceptional Central Texas leaders first-hand, practical experience working with regional civic entrepreneurs on a variety of public policy issues to improve the long-term economic and social quality of life for all Central Texans.

During the program year, Fellows actively engage with many of the region’s most influential business and community leaders through AARO committee and membership meetings.  In addition, each Fellow meets regularly with 2 AARO mentors throughout the year.  AARO carefully selects the mentors for each Fellow to maximize their growth as leaders and enhance the quality of the Fellowship experience.

Fellows are expected to repay the privilege of participating in the Fellowship year by contributing to the region as future leaders.

Applicants must live in Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis or Williamson counties.  Applications from most elected officials or candidates running for elected office will not be considered.  AARO will consider applications from school board or community college trustees and candidates. 

Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) is accepting applications for the 2017 Class of Frank McBee Jr. Fellows.  Completed applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016.

2017 McBee Fellowship Program – Program and Application Details
2017 McBee Fellowship Program – Guidelines for References
2017 McBee Fellowship Program – Applicant Information Form

Contact Leslie Weston at 512-477-4000 or lweston@aaroregion.com for more information.