ITGA Assistant Director
Susan Stafford brings 32 years of direct experience to the International Town & Gown Association (ITGA), where she became assistant director in 2019. She built her career at the University of Colorado–Boulder, where she retired as director of off-campus housing and neighborhood relations responsible for strategic planning, developing programs for off-campus students, and working with constituents such as property managers, residential neighbors, the city manager's office and the municipal court.
That made her an ideal founding member of ITGA in 2008. "ITGA kept me current with town-gown issues across the United States," says Susan, a longtime volunteer who has served as board president and treasurer, a conference planner and host, and an instructor for the ITGA certificate program. "I loved finding my people and knowing that I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel," she says. "ITGA was the only professional organization that brought both university and city professionals together." Her goals include boosting membership to all 50 states from the current 44 and "sharing COVID adaptations and innovative strategies" at the annual conference in May.