President of the GTCCA Mike Ertel and Damian O’Doherty discuss the relationship between Towson University and the community. Towson is unique in having a large university with a lot of resources, and the university brings vibrancy to the community. Programs like the Big Event, a community service collaboration between the GTCCA, university, and Chamber of Commerce, benefit both students and Towson residents. According to Ertel, the open dialogue between the GTCCA and Towson management is critical.