March 23, 2023
Certificate in Town-Gown Relations Level I and II
Our staff has been part of both the ITGA Certificate in Town Gown Relations Program Levels I and II.  These certificate programs have provided opportunities for us to learn from other college towns about their experiences in addressing so many of the complex issues that we face, ranging from community building to addressing dangerous drinking.

Tom Fountaine, Borough Manager, Borough of State College, PA
Certificate Level I
This online 7-week program will help you manage and advance relationships and problem solve challenges between colleges/ universities and their host communities. The class is filing up quickly! Registration closes Monday, March 27th.
Certificate Level II
Join us in Colorado for the pre-conference session with Dr. Cori Wong, Reframing and Aligning Equity Efforts in Town Gown Communities, June 6, 9:00am-3:00pm.
The 2023 ITGA Conference in Fort Collins, 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 outcome. Register today!

The conference schedule will be available in early April. Stay tuned for updates!
The ITGA Presidential Excellence Award
ITGA is accepting nominations for the Presidential Excellence Award. This award honors the extraordinary achievements of 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.
Last Chance to Submit Board of Director Nominations
We are seeking dynamic professionals who want to take a more active role in ITGA by serving in a leadership position. Board of Director roles and responsibilities include attending quarterly meetings, serving on a committee, and acting as an ambassador for ITGA. Applications are due Friday, March 24. To submit a nomination, click here.
Britany Waddell, 2021-2022 ITGA President and Chair of the 2023 Nominating Committee
National & International Headlines
DEI 2.0 Town Hall Captures Perspectives About New Plan
More than 45 members of the University of Michigan campus community gathered to participate in a town hall related to the University's DEI-2.0 plan, which builds on DEI-1.0's efforts in creating an inclusive and equitable environment.
Creating Student Mental Health Kits
Helping Students destress can be a gift, literally. Administrators and experts share three approaches to giving students a mental health kit. The University of Alabama at Birmingham's campus chapter created a subscription service for kits.
No More than Four Ordinance College Station & Texas A&M
The "No more than four" ordinance is the city policy that no more than four unrelated persons can live in a single unit. Some students have tried to get around the rule and the city wants to ensure residents are aware of the policy.
Greater Manchester Mayor and NC Sign Economic Pact
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Manchester City Council leader Bev Craig stopped off to sign a new economic pact with North Carolina en route to launch the new Beyond the Music Conference at SXSW in Texas.
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