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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:

Hot Topics in Planning and Zoning

Join MTA for the summer’s hottest workshop series, Hot Topics in Planning & Zoning. Th is program identifies emerging issues in planning and zoning, and is a must for planning commissioners, township board members and zoning administrators.

Topics include:

  • Zoning for the changing Medical Marihuana Act
  • Building code and zoning enforcement methods
  • Ordinance inequities impacting townships with wind farms
  • Update on GAAMPS revisions and how they affect your township 

Dates and locations:

  • Aug. 11: Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth
  • Aug. 12: Fetzer Center at WMU, Kalamazoo
  • Aug. 25: Evergreen Resort, Cadillac
  • Aug. 26: The Great Room at Garland Resort, Lewiston

Download the registration form or register online now.

Announcing Dates and Locations for MTA's 2015 Professional Development Retreats


As a leader in your township, you are expected to have solutions for a wide variety of challenges. How do you ensure you’re equipped to anticipate, and develop strategies to overcome, 
virtually any situation that arises in your community?

Held at Boyne Highlands in September, MTA’s Professional Development Retreats will provide education and insights on topics relevant to the entire township board, as well as sessions tailored to duties specific to your office.

Join us this fall, and elevate your role as a local leader. Your constituents will appreciate and respect the knowledge you gain.

Registration brochures will be mailed to all officials this summer or you can download one now! Click on the office specific links above to get more information on that specific retreat.

Online registration will be available soon. Plus, save $50 off full-program rates by registering your deputy, manager/superintendent or a fellow trustee!

Upcoming MTA events 

Hot Topics in Planning and Zoning
August 11, 12, 25, 26

2015 MTA Professional Development Retreats
September 2015

What the future holds ...

See MTA's 2015 educational schedule here.

Township Governance Academy

Learn more by downloading the enrollment brochure here.

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