March 16, 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 in Town Gown Relations 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!
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.
ITGA Needs Your Input!
Has anyone conducted a housing needs survey addressing affordability in your community? If so, please contact with details. This will be helpful information as we plan a Water Cooler Chat to discuss this 'WICKED' problem in April.
The ITGA City & University Relations Conference
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.
Open Nominations for the ITGA Board of Directors
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 next Friday, March 24. To submit a nomination, click here.
Thank you! Britany Waddell, 2021-2022 ITGA President and Chair of the 2023 Nominating Committee
National & International Headlines
A Noisy Fight Over Parties Amplifies Housing Crisis
UC Berkley, a state appellate court found, failed to account for "excessive noise" when it considered the environmental effects of building housing for 1,100 students in a park abutting a residential neighborhood.
Revitalizing Small Towns Nationwide
T-Mobile is partnering with Small Growth America and Main Street America to help build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities. The Hometown Grant Program awards up to 100 towns a year with project funding.
University of Exeter Twinned with Ukrainian University
The partnership will help restore higher education in Ukraine and ensure universities play a role in post-war reconstruction. The focus will be on themes such as energy security, human rights, and issues relating to trauma.
CSUnity Needs Volunteers to Lend Support to Community
The annual service day has attracted more than 2,000 CSU community members who collectively completed volunteer projects within the Fort Collins community. Projects include yard work and town-gown relationship building.
International Town & Gown Association
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