City of San Marcos honored by Cal State San Marcos

San Marcos given annual Community Engagement Award for its collaboration with the university

The City of San Marcos was honored today with the prestigious Community Engagement Award from Cal State San Marcos during the Report to the Community given by CSUSM President Karen Haynes.

The annual award recognizes a community partner that has demonstrated a collaborative spirit and community engagement in addressing regional issues of mutual or broad-reaching concern. The City of San Marcos was recognized for its role in the founding of CSUSM over 20 years ago and for continuing to partner with the campus on important initiatives.

“From CSUSM’s earliest beginnings, the City of San Marcos has been one of our loudest and proudest champions, collaborating with us on a number of initiatives – more recently the Student and Neighborhood Relations Commission, the University District project and the Mayor’s Education Forums,” commented Haynes. “The City includes Cal State San Marcos in City growth discussions and can be counted on for routinely promoting our initiatives and celebrating our accomplishments.”

Mayor Jim Desmond and City Council Member Chris Orlando accepted the award on behalf of the City in front of an estimated 300 regional leaders from government, business and service organizations.

“Now, more than ever, we are seeing students graduate and choose to stay here in San Marcos,” said San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond. “From my perspective, that fact makes collaboration between the City and the University all the more important as the line between student and resident is now blending instead of ending at graduation.”

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