On January 14, 2014 the University of Colorado Boulder hosted the first Town/Gown Forum. This event, conceived and organized by CU-Boulder, was intended to demonstrate the ongoing unity and collaboration that exists between CU-Boulder and other institutional entities in the region, as well as identify other potential opportunities.
The Community Foundation’s Josie Heath moderated the event, held in CU-Boulder’s Glenn Miller Ballroom. The panel consisted of City of Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) Superintendent Bruce Messinger, and Boulder Chamber CEO and President John Tayer. Approximately 300 members of the Boulder community and surrounding area attended the event.
After introductory statements, the panel addressed questions raised by both the audience as well as by Josie Heath. The following summarizes common issues of interest that emerged through panel discussion.