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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.

Writing, Adopting and Enforcing Ordinances

Are your ordinances tailored to your township’s needs and vision?
Join MTA's legal counsel December 8th at the Evergreen Resort in Cadillac or the 15th at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth for an overview of statutory authority for both zoning and non-zoning ordinances, and get tips for drafting and writing effective ordinances.


Ordinances can be used to protect residents and retain the character of your community. Properly written and enforced ordinances not only boost your credibility, they limit public complaints and assist with fair and effective enforcement.

Review the basics of ordinance adoption, including suggested formats, public hearings and determining appropriate penalties for each ordinance. Walk away with practical tips from a practicing zoning administrator, including how to conduct inspections, notice provisions, appearing in court and more!

Download the brochure now for more information or register online now.

MTA's 2016 Annual Conference and Expo


Get ready to recharge, reengage, rethink, reinvent and rebuild!  Join us Jan. 19-22, 2016, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center for MTA’s 63rd Annual Educational Conference & Expo and three days of unparalleled educational and networking experiences.

here to begin or download the paper form here. Please note that online registration is NOT available for guests OR single-day registrations.

Download the full conference brochure here.

Get TGA Credit at MTA's 2016 Annual Conference

Join is at MTA's Annual Educational Conference at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center for a variety of informative TGA classes.

Land Use: Defining Your Townships Future

January 19th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (F-102; 6 credits)
Dig into growth philosophies and learn strategies to galvanize your township to action to define your future. Gain an understanding of a township master plan, including its purpose, process and legal requirements. Examine a broad range of day-to-day issues and round out the day with discussion on emerging zoning issues.

How Boards Make Decisions
January 19th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (B-102; 4 credits)
Maximize the effectiveness of group decisions and learn how “knowledge-based” governance will guide your board to make informed choices with improved outcomes (and less headaches)! This course challenges “old ways of thinking” and gives a refreshing look at the decision-making process that will meld various viewpoints into a consensus decision that everyone is more likely to support.

For more information, download the registration form here or a full conference brochure here. Register online now!

Upcoming MTA events 

Writing, Adopting & Enforcing Ordinances
December 8th & 15th

TGA at Conference
January 19th

2016 Annual Conference & Expo
January 19th - 22nd

What the future holds ...

See MTA's 2015 educational schedule here.

Township Governance Academy

Upcoming courses...
Learn more by downloading the enrollment brochure here.

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