Join co-chairs Monica Chavez-Silva, Vice President of Community Engagement and Strategic Planning, Grinnell College, IA, and ITGA Board member; and Lawrence P. DiRe, Town Manager, Town of Federalsburg, MD, for this networking opportunity.
If the description below fits you, please join us for our upcoming networking event on March 11, 4:00 pm (EST). You must be an ITGA member to register for this networking event.
Hosting an institution of higher education brings a wide variety of challenges and opportunities to a community. For many small communities, available housing, public safety, student conduct, parking, and impact on the property tax base, are just a few of those challenges. However, having a college or university as a neighbor also offers opportunities like access to campus arts and culture programs, stable employment centers, student volunteerism, student internship programs, faculty research, and many others. The town-gown relationship of small-sized institutions in small communities is rich, complex, interrelated, frequently untapped, and holds endless potential. This group connects small colleges and their communities with each other and with the broader conversations and resources needed for both to see the successes and benefits of an ITGA membership.