The ITGA ImpACT Awards: Putting Practice Into Action are awarded to stakeholders involved in projects and initiatives that exemplify best practices in the fields of town-gown relations.
Larry Abernathy Awards
Mayor Larry Abernathy, the mayor of the City of Clemson, SC, had a passion for the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) and it was through his initiatives that ITGA was created in 2003 and held its first conference in 2006. Remembering his deep appreciation for collaboration between City, University and Students, this new Larry Abernathy Award will be presented annually at the ITGA conference, which is usually held in June.
The City of San Luis Obispo, California Polytechnic State University, and Cuesta College for the San Luis Obispo Neighborhood Wellness/Community Civility Effort project.
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Presidential Excellence Award
In 2013, the Presidential Excellence Award was created as a way to highlight ITGA members who demonstrate exceptional performance in one of the following areas: Volunteer Service, Leadership, or Educational Achievement.