Documenting College Town Progress
Every August, Ogden City and Weber State University's College Town Coalition publishes a progress report on the previous year's accomplishments. Efforts include recognition of WSU students and institutions, joint celebrations and co-marketing and branding, among other endeavors.
- On Oct. 1, 2013, Ogden and WSU leaders signed the College Town Charter, which provided opportunity to strengthen bonds and meet often. What's more, it provided a communicative framework for future collaboration.
- On Jan. 7, 2014, WSU celebrated its 125th anniversary. In recognition of that day, Ogden City Council members previously declared that day Weber State University Day and erected WSU flags around the municipal building on the day itself.
- On Nov. 4, 2014, WSU presented Ogden with a joint presidential citation, which recognized the city for supporting the institution throughout its history. The citation included the signatures of President Charles A. Wight and then Board of Trustees Chair Alan Hall.
- A College Town Advisory Committee, consisting of 11 groups of community stakeholders, met for the first time on May 19, 2015. The committee is tasked with providing community input on college town efforts and includes representatives from business, the military, health, diversity advocates, education professionals and other sectors of society.
- Ogden City installed several "Home of the Wildcats" banners that lined light poles along the south end of Harrison Boulevard and led to campus. The banners provide a vibrant corredor for those traveling toward campus.
- The university and city hosted a March visit from His Excellency Dr. Luis Miguel Castilla, the Peruvian ambassador to the United States. The ambassador gave an on-campus presentation about the Peruvian economy to WSU faculty and staff, government representatives, students and others. In addition, he signed a memorandum of understanding between Peru, Ogden and WSU that indicated a desire for further collaboration.