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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:

Perfectly Legal: Unlawful expenditures, incompatibility and other legal pitfalls

gavel_in_front_money.jpgSave your township time and money by addressing problems before they become a reason for someone to take legal action. This afternoon workshop is designed to keep your township from agonizing over doing the right thing. Get guidelines for ensuring your township expenditures are lawful, delve into conflicts of interest, fiduciary duty and more. Learn how to apply these issues to your own situation, take a proactive approach to avoid litigation and walk away with tips to keep your township out of court.

Download the registration form or register online now.

Already registered?  Download directions here.

Emerging Issues In Emergency Services


Providing emergency and fire protection services may be one of the more complicated—and most important—services your township provides. Residents demand comprehensive protection, and state and federal mandates set high standards for training and safety requirements. MTA can help you gain a better understanding of the myriad of hot issues facing your fire department and emergency services personnel.

Download the registration form or register online now.

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MTA can help your township navigate the maze of funding and providing services for your community. 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.

Download the registration form or register online now.

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TGA is a voluntary credentialing program designed to give township board members the knowledge and skills necessary to make effective decisions that benefit their township. The Academy offers new ideas, shares “best practices” in township government and provides a hands-on approach to help you deal more effectively with everyday issues that your board faces. Upcoming courses ...

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MTA's eLearning library offers dozens of online learning opportunities, covering a wide variety of topics--from assessing to taxation. Get detailed descriptions of each webcast, or register now, at our Online Learning Portal.

Upcoming MTA events

Perfectly Legal
Sept. 23 in Midland and Sept. 25 in Boyne Falls

Emerging Issues in Emergency Services
Oct. 14 in Frankenmuth

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

What the future holds ...

See MTA's 2014 educational schedule here.

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