Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations
Nominations are closed
Jack Wood, former Mayor for the then-Town of Fairfax, was the driving force for arranging a campus to be located on land adjacent to the town and deeding it to the university, thus beginning a Town-Gown relationship for the university.
In his honor, the George Mason University Office of Government and Community Relations presents this university and community-wide annual award program to recognize both Mason and community individuals and groups, as well as government, businesses, and not-for profits who demonstrate leadership in fostering mutually beneficial relationships between the university and the community during the past year.
What is Town-Gown:
Town-Gown refers to the relationship between and amongst institutions of higher education and the communities in which they reside.
The award may be given in six categories:
- Government (Office/Agency or Elected Official/Staff)
- Community Member
- Faculty/Staff (Mason employees who are paid professionals in the area of community relations or a related field are not eligible)
- Mason Student (Individual or group initiative that is not being done for academic credit and/or a grade)
- Partnership Initiative (an initiative created between a Mason entity and an external organization(s) to benefit both entities)
- Demonstrate leadership in fostering town-gown relations
- The town-gown initiative must have been current within the past 12 months (either started and/or been a continuation of a program begun previously)
For questions or additional information, contact Traci Kendall at 703-993-8846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jack Wood Legacy Award Recipients
2018 Jack Wood Award Recipients
2017 Jack Wood Award Recipients
2016 Jack Wood Award Recipients
2015 Jack Wood Award Recipients
2014 Jack Wood Award Recipients