March 2019

Nominations for the Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations

Jack Wood Award LogoJack 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. 

Nominations for the 2019 Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations are currently being accepted. To nominate yourself or someone else, submit the online form by March 20. Award Recipients will be selected and notified by April 8, with an award ceremony to be held May 2 in conjunction with the Board of Visitors meeting. 

To learn more about the award, visit the Office of Government and Community Relations websiteFor questions or additional information, contact Traci Kendall at 703-993-8846 or