Campus-Community Connections
The official newsletter of the International
Town & Gown Association™ January 9, 2020
Considering an ITGA membership?
An Opportunity for a key investment.
By: Susan Stafford, ITGA Assistant Director
Friends and members,
Some recent quotes about ITGA really resonate with me:

Tom Fountaine, State College, PA., borough manager: " ITGA gives us the ability to learn, as we are all facing the same challenges and opportunities, including economic development ."

Damon Sims, Penn State University VP for student affairs: "We can get lost in our own situation. Anyone involved with town-gown engagement should be an ITGA member. It's invaluable ."

Oliver Eccleston, Cornell University sophomore and ITGA intern: " I love knowing that my university and the city I live in are applying best practices. It benefits everyone, including students!"

Every new year brings change and opportunities, including for ITGA and prospective members. If you've previously considered an ITGA membership, here's an opportunity to enhance your workplace in 2020: Join ITGA between January 9th and April 3rd and save 50 percent off your first-year membership fee when you attend the 2020 ITGA Conference in Boulder, CO, June 1-3. This opportunity offers savings up to $400, in addition to several membership benefits including:

  • Weekly e-newsletter, Campus Community Connections, highlighting college towns' news of note;
  • access to our expansive resource center focusing on best practices and strategies;
  • opportunities to explore and share important content via our Data Digest Survey;
  • professional development programs through effective webinars and workshops;
  • networking with global community-campus professionals on shared interest and new strategies.

Again, this offer is for new members only, contingent upon registration for ITGA's City & University Relations Conference, June 1-3. Please feel free to contact me for more information. If you're not in the ITGA family, we hope you will join us this winter. And, Happy New Year.

Look for more information below about the ITGA conference.
ITGA's Intern Challenge: Kudos Marquette!
Near West Side Partners
Congratulations to Marquette University CAMPus Impact, winner of the inaugural ITGA Intern Challenge, designed to highlight an effective student-led community project, in collaboration with a local government or non-profit. CAMPus Impact, led by Marquette senior Elizabeth Killian, focuses on community engagement in Milwaukee, in concert with Near West Side Partners, Inc. Learn more . "Our emphasis on neighborhood engagement has informed student perceptions about the residents who live there," says Killian. "In the process, Near West Side residents' perceptions of students have improved because of the concerted effort CAMPus Impact has made to embrace the larger community." Near West Side Partners Inc., will receive a donation from ITGA in the name of CAMPus Impact.
ITGA Conference Update
Early Registration Rates and Call for Proposals
The City of Boulder and the University of Colorado Boulder are excited to host the ITGA City & University Relations Conference, June 1-3. ITGA members and non-members are invited to submit proposal ideas through our Call for Proposals by Monday, February 3rd. We are seeking interactive and innovative proposals on topics that provide insight into the evolving nature of the work of universities, government entities, and other community partners. To see the presentation tracks and submission details, click here . The early registration rates are available through Friday, January 31. To register, click here . To learn more about the conference, visit or contact . To see what colleagues are saying about the value of attending the conference, click here .
ITGA Call for Board Nominations
Submission are open until February 3rd
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
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