March 9, 2023
Call for Nominations for the Presidential Excellence Award
ITGA is accepting nominations for the Presidential Excellence Award. This award highlights the extraordinary achievements of ITGA members. Recipients of the award will be recognized at the ITGA Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado. Submissions are due Friday, April 14. To submit a nomination, click here. To see past recipients, click here.
The 2023 ITGA Conference in Colorado
Strong town gown relations are the result of intentional ongoing efforts! Join us in Fort Collins, Colorado, June 7-9, where ITGA will bring together thought leaders from college and university campuses and communities focusing on how their programs, research and policies help advance sustainable outcomes. The conference schedule will be available in early April. Stay tuned for updates! To register, click here.
Certificate in Town-Gown Relations Level I & II
Increase your town-gown expertise and expand your professional skills with a Certificate in Town-Gown Relations offered by ITGA. Certificate Level I, a 7-week virtual program, begins March 29-May 10 on Wednesdays from 11:00-1:00 (EDT). Certificate Level II will convene in Fort Collins, Colorado on June 6 from 9:00am-3:00pm. Register early! Class size is limited and is filling up quickly. For inquiries, contact
ITGA Board of Director Nominations are Open
We are seeking dynamic professionals who want to take a more active role in ITGA by serving in a leadership position. This organization is only as good as its members and the talents they bring to the leadership team will help shape the organization for the future. Board of Director roles and responsibilities include attending quarterly meetings, serving on a committee, and acting as an ambassador for the organization. Applications are due Friday, March 24. To submit a nomination, click here.
Thank you! Britany Waddell, Nominating Chair and 2021-2022 ITGA President
National & International Headlines
Ukrainian Students Feel 'Totally Safe' in the UK
Four Ukrainian students who fled their country to continue their studies in the UK have said they are still getting used to the feeling of being safe. "My family and friends are still there, so while it is amazing to be in Leicester, it is still very hard."
Kent State and City Collaborate for the Win
City Manager Dave Ruller remembers well the day in late 2006 when he met with Kent State University's President to talk about downtown Kent. Over that lunch, the seeds of the revitalization were planted and a new era of cooperation was born.
'Town and Gown' Highlight Cooperation in Princeton
Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber joined Princeton municipal officials to discuss shared interests affecting the University and community, including transportation, housing, and support for local businesses.
College Students React to 'Blarney Blowout' in Amherst
New this year, we saw a significant increase in medical calls, said Paul Bockelman, Town manager. "The big new thing were these gallon jugs filled with vodka, Gatorade or Pedialyte, and water. Everyone had them," Bockelman said.
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