Since 2006, we have helped strengthen connections between Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado State University, and the Poudre River.

Our Mission

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Serving as a think tank for community vision and a neutral convener that creates community connections necessary for ideas to evolve into positive change, UniverCity Connections is a catalyst for public participation.

We work to engage volunteer participation by municipal, academic, business, residential and nonprofit community stakeholders who collectively identify and tackle big vision opportunities for community improvement, focusing on areas such as economic development, the arts, the environment, community infrastructure, and more.

We connect passionate members of the community who want to get involved in visioning and intentionally guiding our future. We're about encouraging grassroots involvement and inviting people to the table to share big ideas and empowering those people to implement the ideas, like Fort ZED or Homeward 2020.


UniverCity Connections has enabled citizens to be more engaged and to influence the shape of our community and relationships.
— Dave Edwards, Leadership Team Chair