Town-gown meeting Feb. 21 to offer conversation with local police chiefs

From: Student Affairs

The February Town-Gown meeting will offer a Conversation with Blacksburg and Virginia Tech Police Chiefs. The dialogue with Chiefs Anthony Wilson and Kevin Foust will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Great Room of Ambler Johnston Residence Hall located at 700 Washington Street. Students, faculty, staff, and town residents are invited to attend. 

These collaborative forums are facilitated by the town-gown committee, a group made up of Virginia Tech and Town of Blacksburg representatives. Co-chaired by Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Shushok and Blacksburg Deputy Town Manager Steven Ross, the town-gown team holds six monthly gatherings each academic year on issues that generate conversation across campus and throughout Blacksburg. Student voices are a key part of the meetings, with members of the Virginia Tech Student Life Council taking an active role in the discussions. 

Future town-gown meetings for 2018-19 are:

·      Thursday, March 21: 21st Century Transportation and Emerging Plans. Location: Ambler Johnston Residence Hall Great Room, 700 Washington Street.

·         Thursday, April 18: Working Together: Blacksburg and Virginia Tech Senior Leaders Talk. Location: Ambler Johnston Residence Hall Great Room, 700 Washington Street.  

All town-gown meetings are held at 6 p.m. The meetings are open to all interested members of the town and university communities.