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The MTA Knowledge Center provides a wide variety of educational workshops throughout the state each year. Topics range from the basic “nuts and bolts” duties of township officials to advanced policy issues that our members face. All programs are tailored to address core competencies for elected township officials. Training is just a click away on our Online Learning Portal OR scroll down to see what's coming your way this summer:

Explore Township Finances and Services

October 27 & 28


MTA can help your township navigate the maze of funding and providing services for your community. Download the registration form or register online now.Learn to identify what services are most important to the residents you serve, manage the risk inherent with those services and explore various types of revenue sources available for the program or service. Join us in Lansing at the Comfort Inn West on Oct. 27-28 for one (or both!) session.

Treasurers' Guide to Tax Collecting

November 13 & 18

money_puzzle_small.jpgGetting startedWhether you are a seasoned treasurer, newly elected or anything in between, this full-day workshop is a must! Collecting property taxes is a highly visible function of the township treasurer’s office. It comes with significant responsibility not only for the large amount of money collected but also for compliance with the General Property Tax Act.
The day will include discussions on:

  • Preparation of the tax bill
  • Summer taxes
  • Winter taxes
  • Accounting for and disbursement of collections
  • Settlement
  • Delinquent personal property tax

Download the registration form or register online now.

New Officials Training - Welcome to Township Government!

December 3 & 10

Upon taking the oath of office as a township official, you are assuming multiple responsibilities, requiring a unique combination of leadership, decision-making and administration, as well as an understanding of statutory requirements. How can you bring fresh perspectives to the board, while valuing the work of veteran board listeningweb.pngmembers and staff? What are the crucial functions you need to perform right now for your specific office?

Designed to help build on your abilities and understanding of township government, this program enables you to successfully represent and serve your residents while shaping your community’s future. Get an overview of the “hows and whys” of township government, and explore the duties and responsibilities of a township board and of each individual board member. A helpful refresher for even a seasoned official or those changing office.

Download the registration form here.

MTA's 62nd Annual Educational Conference & Expo

January 27 - 30 

Conference LogoThis January, head to Grand Rapids for MTA’s 62nd Annual Educational Conference & Expo at the Amway Grand Plaza & DeVos Place. Rediscover your Will to Lead at the ONLY event geared exclusively toward Michigan’s township officials. Gather knowledge, insights and ideas from the foremost local government thought leaders and governance experts, as well as your fellow township officials, throughout this unparalleled event. 

Check out the full schedule of events, including educational session descriptions, at the conference site and register here.

Upcoming MTA events

Township Finances & At Your Service
Oct. 27 and 28 in Lansing

Treasurers' Guide to Tax Collecting
Nov. 13 in Gaylord and Nov. 18 in Lansing

New Officials Training
Dec. 3 in Gaylord and Dec. 10 in Lansing

MTA's 62nd Annual Educational Conference & Expo
Jan. 27 - 30 in Grand Rapids

What the future holds ...

See MTA's 2014 educational schedule here.

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