Ogden City and Weber State University held a College Town charter signing on Oct. 1 to formalize an ongoing partnership between the two entities.
The city and university have been collaborating for more than a year to foster a stronger bond between WSU and Ogden. The charter provides a structure to sustain continued relationships and establish working committees to coordinate efforts.
"This College Town charter reflects the fact that the success of Weber State University lies in the success of its surrounding communities," said Charles Wight, WSU president. "We look forward to this mutually beneficial relationship with Ogden that will continue to lift both the city and WSU to new heights."
Ogden City Council Chair Bart Blair said the signing will strengthen the positive relationship that has existed between WSU and the city.
"Weber State is one of our greatest assets and serves so many in our community through its quality education programs," Blair said. "This charter is a momentous opportunity to solidify a long-lasting relationship between the city and university for many years to come."
WSU Student Body President David Wilson said the charter is a great step in the right direction.
"Amazing things are going to happen when the collaboration between Ogden City and Weber State University is at full force," Wilson said. "From student discounts to increased community and student programming in Ogden, WSU students have so much to gain from this strong relationship."
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