The official newsletter of the International Town & Gown Association™
Nov. 21, 2019
2020 ITGA Conference, Proposals and Registration
The City of Boulder and University of Colorado Boulder and are honored to host the 2020 ITGA City & University Relations Conference June 1-3. Key details: Conference registration is open! Pre-conference events include the Certificate in Town-Gown Relations and training led by Leon Andrews on "Advancing Racial Equity And Leadership in Town-Gown Relations." Leon was a popular keynoter at our 2019 Conference. The deadline for early registration is Jan. 31. To register, click here. The formal conference starts Monday, June 1 and runs through early afternoon Wednesday, June 3. Click here to see the tentative schedule. To learn more about the conference, visit itga.org. Join us in beautiful Boulder for professional development and networking. Contact Susan@itga.org for more info.
'The New American College Town' Book
ITGA is prominently featured in "The New American College Town" published by Johns Hopkins Press. Among several ITGA references is a chapter on "Eight Leading Practices from the ITGA" by Board member Michael Fox and Executive Director Beth Bagwell. Co-author Jim Martin, who will be featured in this space Dec. 3, notes, "We believe that with the creative work of ITGA, there was a need for exploration of what college towns will become over the next generation and beyond."
ITGA Call for Board Nominations
Call for ITGA Board nominations is open! If you are interested in leadership opportunities, this may be your chance to get more involved with ITGA. The ITGA Board of Directors nomination process is designed to recruit and seek out dynamic and dedicated active voluntary professionals in service of the organization at the leadership level. The BOD meets four times a year (via conference call) and at the annual conference. Candidates for Directors must be an ITGA member. Responsibilities include being an ambassador for the organization, serving as a point of contact for resources and outreach, and serving or chairing special committees prescribed by the President. To learn more and/or apply, please review our updated bylaws and/or click here. Send questions to Beth@itga.org.
New Equity Center
UVA and Charlottesville
Community leaders and University of Virginia faculty and administration have teamed to launch a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to better build relationships between UVA and the Charlottesville community and tangibly redress racial and socioeconomic inequity. At the heart is what the center's national board member and Chicago community leader Willie "J.R." Fleming called authentic and true partnership. "You have a true collective, of community, government, universities and the private sector, working together toward something that has been driving this nation crazy-these questions of inequity and inequality," Fleming said. "I'm looking forward to seeing this as a model for the country to follow." UVAToday
ITGA Student Engagement
Eighth in a series of representative collaborations
Colorado State University/Fort Collins Colo. "CSU Women in Construction Students Team up to Support Denver Residents." Learn more. University of Arizona/Tucson Ariz. "UA Cares Facilitates Month of Volunteering Opportunities on Campus." Learn more. University of Rochester/Rochester NY: "Farm-to-University: Local Food Programs Support Community, Sustainability." Learn more. "Ithaca College/Ithaca NY: Outing Club Kayaks to Benefit Local Community." Learn more. Would you like student engagement from your community or campus highlighted in this space? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITGA Radio, Year in Review
Jim Peters, founder and president of the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) guested on Cornell University-produced "All Things Equal" Tuesday. ITGA Executive Director Beth Bagwell serves on the RHI Board. Several ITGA members guested on All Things Equal this year, (see link) including Michael Fox, Cooper Healey, Steve Patterson, Lisa Dvorak, Joe Speidel and others, in addition to 2019 keynoter Leon Andrews.
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