Community and Government Affairs Task Force


The Community and Government Affairs Task Force is an interim body charged by the president with maintaining Williams’ relationships with the Town of Williamstown and communities and organizations throughout the Berkshires. The group also reviews and coordinates the college’s related work on government and legislative affairs. 

The Task Force considers opportunities for strategic partnership and financial support that advance the college’s educational mission and contribute to quality of life for college employees and all the residents of Berkshire County.


Please use our contact form to submit questions and proposals.

While the committee reviews funding requests at its monthly meetings, the bulk of the college’s financial support is allocated to long-term partnerships and we regretfully decline a majority of worthy projects. In lieu of monetary support, we encourage organizations to consider hosting student interns or offering other work/learning opportunities that provide mutual benefit. To explore these possibilities, contact the college’s Center for Learning in Action.


Jamie Art, General Counsel
Paula Consolini, Adam Falk Director of the Center for Learning in Action
Keli Gail, Assistant to the President and Secretary of the College
Danielle Gonzalez, Chief Human Resources Officer
Laura Gura, Assistant General Counsel, Community and Government Affairs Liaison
Leticia Haynes, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Jim Reische, Chief Communications Officer
Michael Wagner, Vice President for Finance and Operations, Treasurer
Chris Winters, Associate Provost

Related resources

Center for Learning in Action

Human Resources

Office for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

President and administration

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Williams Today (campus news and events)