City of Fairfax

City of Fairfax takes steps to embrace Mason community

As Fairfax takes steps to embrace George Mason University, questions are raised about the changing relationship between the university and the community.

Mason road decals to be added to major Fairfax intersections, university entrances

As students return to George Mason University for the fall semester, they may see a difference driving through Old Town Fairfax.  

By August 9, five Mason logos will be painted at major intersections throughout the city as drivers approach the university. The green and gold road decals read “We Are Mason,” and were planned in collaboration between Mason and the City of Fairfax.

VIDEO: Connect2Mason speaks with vice president of facilities

On April 22, Connect2Mason sat down with Tom Calhoun, vice president of facilities at George Mason University. He discussed the future of the relationship between the university and the community and the biggest challenges Mason faces in terms of growth.

VIDEO: Connect2Mason speaks with Fairfax Mayor Scott Silverthorne

On Saturday, April 6, Connect2Mason sat down with Scott Silverthorne, mayor of the City of Fairfax. Silverthorne spoke about the changing relationship between George Mason University and the city, affordable housing projects and his favorite places in Fairfax. 

Fairfax city council discusses future of downtown with Mason student government

Representatives from George Mason University Student Government met with the full Fairfax City Council to discuss the relationship between the city and the university.

The special session, held on Feb. 19 in Mason Hall, focused on encouraging more students to spend time in Old Town Fairfax, located less than a mile north of the Fairfax campus.

Mason Enterprise Center hosts open house for new renovations

The Mason Enterprise Center held an open house to showcase completed renovations of its facility.

“Our primary goal is to support the needs of growing companies,” said Keith Segerson, executive director of MEC. “We provide the tools, insights and infrastructure businesses need to succeed in the ever-changing and competitive marketplace.”

Forum held to discuss university construction projects with community members

At a forum on Oct. 3, George Mason University officials spoke with community members to answer questions about ongoing projects and issues.  

The forum was held a week after the Fairfax Campus Advisory Board meeting, where elected officials from the City of Fairfax and Fairfax County met with Mason to discuss collaboration across the campus perimeter.

President Angel Cabrera was in attendance at the forum to introduce himself to the community and to listen to the concerns they had with the university.