ICMA - College Towns

Community Relations in College Towns

In about a month, college towns across the country will be gearing up for a new school year. It’s an exciting time as colleges and universities welcome a new batch of freshmen, host alumni and fans for Saturday football games, and support activities to ensure a successful academic year. The school year will also mean traffic, loud parties, and alcohol violations.
College-town jurisdictions face a unique set of opportunities and challenges.