ITGA Connects and Courageous Conversations Series


In the coming months, ITGA will be launching a series of conference calls on topics that are of interest to our members, ranging from the economic impacts of COVID-19 to emergency management and community resilience. "ITGA Connects" and the "ITGA Connects: Courageous Conversations" is seeking common topics, and expertise, beyond board and ITGA members on same. Submit your ideas below. The next ITGA Courageous Conversations call is below: 

Wednesday, August 5, !2:00pm (EDT)
Reopening in the Fall: City & University Collaboration amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Join moderator Britany Waddell, Assistant Planning Director, City of Raleigh, NC; and panelists Marc Barker, Co-chair of the Pandemic Preparedness Team, Colorado State University, CO; Suchitra Webster, Community Liaison, Michigan State University, MI; Thomas King, Assistant Borough Manager of Public Safety, State College, PA; and other panelists announced soon.

The International Town & Gown Association and the National League of Cities University Communities Council are partnering to produce a webinar on the implementation of college reopening plans, discussing the impact on the community and the role of institutions and municipalities in working together to keep students and local residents safe. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 5, noon-1pm (EDT) and will focus on distribution of supplies, education about risks and guidelines, and fair enforcement of pandemic-related restrictions. We all hope that policies that have been carefully crafted over the summer are carried out in vigilant, equitable, and impactful ways in order to have a healthy semester. Our panelists will share how universities and cities are collaborating to meet that goal. To register, click here. Seats are limited. This session will be recorded.

Wednesday, August 19, 12:00pm (EDT) 
Join us on Wednesday, August 19, 12 noon ET for the next topic in the ITGA Courageous Conversations series – Humanity in Policing.  The killing of George Floyd while in police custody was followed by weeks of national and local protests against police brutality and systemic racism.  Now, police departments throughout the country face a crisis of legitimacy.  There are many layers in the map of police reform, one of which is humanity in 21st century policing.  Hear from a panel of experts on the pillars of policing in creating meaningful change in police systems and culture.
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