March 2021

Nominations for the Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations Being Accepted Through March 19

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 the Town Gown relationship between university and community. 

 In his honor, the George Mason University Office of Government and Community Relations presents this university/community-wide award program to recognize faculty, staff, students, businesses/not-for-profits, community members and elected officials/staff who demonstrate leadership in fostering mutually beneficial relationships between the university and the community. Those with community relations/outreach as a primary responsibility in their job description are not eligible. 

Nominations for the 2021 Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations are currently being accepted. To nominate yourself or someone else, please submit the online form by March 19. Award Recipients will be selected and notified by April 9, with an award ceremony to be held May 6 in conjunction with the Board of Visitors meeting. 

For questions or additional information, please contact Traci Kendall at