The Office of Government and Community Affairs provides information on and access to the University for local residents, community and civic organizations, and others. The Office works to establish and maintain community partnerships, in addition to addressing issues of interest and concern.
GCA is the University’s primary liaison to local Community Boards and represents the University on the boards of several other community organizations. The office tracks and monitors the Manhattanville Campus Expansion Project, responding to community inquiries and providing the University with timely information on neighborhood issues.
The Office also serves as the University’s primary link to the West Harlem Development Corporation and participates in the implementation of the historic West Harlem Community Benefits Agreement and related programs. Columbia University falls within Manhattan Community Board 9. CB9 includes the neighborhoods of Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights, and the historic Sugar Hill District.
For questions about GCA's community affairs efforts or community-related concerns, please contact:
Victoria Mason-Ailey, Associate Vice President for Planning and Community Affairs, Office of Government and Community Affairs
Phoebe-Sade Arnold, Project Coordinator for Planning and Community Affairs, Office of Government and Community Affairs