ABSTRACT The manuscript presents the background and history of the Beverly C. Flynn Legacy Leadership Award sponsored by the American Public Health Association's (APHA) Public Health Nursing Section. The Flynn Legacy Leadership program recognizes graduate students majoring in public health/community health nursing, and novice public health nurses for their potential to be future leaders in public health nursing. The importance of the mentoring relationship in promoting the standards of practice for public health nursing is explored. The Flynn Legacy Leadership Program fosters meaningful connections in the public health nursing community beyond the scope of the annual meeting. Award winners from the three years of the program are showcased with examples of scholarship fostered through the Beverly C. Flynn Legacy Leadership Award.