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Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations

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Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations

2017 Jack Wood Award Recipients
2016 Jack Wood Award Recipients

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/community-wide awards program to recognize those who demonstrate leadership in fostering mutually beneficial relationships between the university and the community over the past year. The award may be given in six categories:

• Elected Official/Staff
• Community Member
• Business/Not-for-Profit
• Faculty/Staff (Mason employees who are paid professionals in the area of community relations are not eligible.)
• Mason Student (Individual or Group)
• Partnership Initiative (A program or partnership initiated between a Mason entity and an external organization(s) that benefits both the university and community.)

Nominations, including self nominations, for the 2018 Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations are closed. Award recipients will be selected and notified by April 9, 2018, with an award ceremony to be held on May 3, 2018 during the Board of Visitors’ meeting.

For questions or additional information, please contact Traci Kendall, 703-993-8846 or tkendal2@gmu.edu.

Traci Kendall, Executive Director

Office: 703-993-8846

Toni Andrews, Associate Director, Arlington

Office: 703-993-9817

Sarah Gallagher, Associate Director

Office: 703-993-8761


Office of Community and Local Government Relations
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 3C2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Main Office: 703-993-8846