There’s a reason the word “community” is part of our name. Community input drives our decision-making. Since 2002, we have worked with a broad coalition of community organizations and business, government and community leaders to implement the college master plan. To plan our academic programs, we continually seek community input from program advisory committees composed of professionals in the businesses and industries served, community input from individuals, groups and community surveys and analysis of population and workforce data. A similar approach is guiding the Urban Campus project. A partnership among the City of Covington, Covington Independent Public Schools, the Kenton County Public Library, Kenton County Fiscal Court, the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) and the Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation was formed in 2009 to create a new campus on Scott Boulevard in Covington in a general area between 3rd and 7th streets. In 2010, various community partners hosted seven community forums that were facilitated by the Center for Great Neighborhoods. The forums occurred in Covington, Newport, Bellevue and Dayton. More than 110 residents attended and provided ideas for Urban Campus development, including input about programs and services, physical attributes and the role of the Urban Campus in community life.