Over time, this blog may seem to bounce around a lot, but it’s
always going to be about community and, in time, maybe it will become the hub
of the revival of American community.
That said, I am sitting in a very interesting seat.
I am getting to watch community blossom in high school,
college, minor league sports, parks, senior citizen centers, Chambers of
Commerce, small newspapers and more. The more I do, the more folks come to me
and to www.mysimplecommunity.com to see what we are all about.
Today I want to introduce you to the International Town
& Gown Association (ITGA) – www.town-gown.net.
This is an amazing, and relatively new
cooperation in college towns between the leadership of schools and the towns
where they reside. Kim Griffo, the very new Executive Director, is on a mission
to make the most of community through the potential of relationships between
towns and municipalities.
Today, just an introduction, but keep an eye on ITGA. Reviving
community is neither a race nor a competition, but sometimes it looks like a horse race. Some days the activity in high school appears
to be breakthrough, then NCAA Division II. At the moment, the group to watch is clearly
Breakthrough would be good for all of us. It means people, groups and companies are
committed, passionate, and invested in doing more to really connect us all
With this post, we start the “ITGA” tag where you will find
posts about how college towns are making community happen.