Session

University Communities Council Meeting

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Date: March 13, 2022

Location: Supreme Court Room

Description

• Connect with local leaders from university communities around the country.
• Discuss the unique challenges facing your university community during the pandemic.
• Learn more about building successful partnerships between municipalities and higher education.

The University Communities Council is a network of local elected officials and municipal staff members from communities with a higher education institution in their borders or nearby. University communities have faced numerous challenges in recent years, with the COVID-19 crisis sometimes contributing to town-gown tensions. But what was true before the pandemic is just as true now: building strong partnerships between municipalities and institutions of higher education is a boon for all involved. In this session, participants will share what’s happening in their communities and explore what’s working to make these partnerships succeed.