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2017 Jack Wood Awards for Town Gown Relations announced

May 12, 2017

The Jack Wood Award winners were recognized at the May 11 Board of Visitors meeting. Photo by Ron Aira.

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. This year, five awards were given: Elected Official/Staff, Business/Nonprofit, Faculty/Staff, Student (individual or group) and Partnership Initiative.

Read about this year’s winners.