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Community Relations

Gary Stewart
Gary Stewart

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Gary Stewart

Associate Vice President for Community Relations

Cornell University
110 Day Hall
Ithaca NY 14853-2801

The mission of the Office of Community Relations URL is connecting the campus and area communities over shared challenges and opportunities in one of America’s greatest college towns. Our goals revolve around timely sharing of information and a daily focus on service and follow-through. Cornell is proud that the greater Ithaca area is its home community.

Community Relations staff works with community and campus leaders on quality-of-life issues including area infrastructure, sustainability, public schools, economic development, transportation, equity, and planning.

We serve as coordinating staff for the Collegetown Neighborhood Council, Campus-Community Coalition, and smaller outreach sessions around Tompkins County. On the latter, these informal meetings give residents the chance to talk with Cornell representatives about community-campus topics and helpful connections on site-specific issues.

Each year through Community Relations’ Town-Gown Awards, we honor proactive campus-community partnerships and local leaders.

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