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Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations

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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
  • Business/Non-Profit
  • 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)

 Criteria:

  • 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 tkendal2@gmu.edu.

Past Recipients:
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

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