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4 p.m. on Aug. 17: Taking Your PC & ZBA Meetings Virtual

4 p.m. on Aug. 26: Mining Operations & Short-Term Rentals

5:30 p.m. on Sept. 10: Intro. to P&Z for Wind & Solar Energy

5:30 p.m. on Sept. 17: P&Z for Utility-Scale Solar Energy

MTA's hottest summer workshop series goes virtual!

Emerging Issues in Planning & Zoning

Not only has it gone virtual, we've divided this half-day class into four separate hour-long LIVE webinars, so you can still get your questions answered by our expert speakers but in individual segments. Your registration includes access to all of the live events noted at left. If you can’t attend the live portion, don’t worry! Recordings of each segment will be available on demand in our Online Learning Center following the conclusion of the series.

  • Get tips for how your planning commission and zoning board of appeals can navigate the new virtual environment we’ve all been thrust into during the pandemic.
  • Dig into mining operations and short-term rentals and gain insights into how townships can mitigate the legal issues while addressing the concerns of its residents.
  • Review the fundamentals of planning and zoning for both wind and solar energy and learn more about utility-scale, non-residential solar arrays.

This entire series combines a how-to guide with real-life practical experiences.

MTA members can register online for our live webinars and choose a new option to bill their township.

This series is available FREE to townships subscribed to MTA Online at the Plus or Premium level. Watch your email for a registration link.

Discover how your township can get unlimited access to multiple webcasts for your entire township team today!

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Election Tips and Fundamentals

Townships vary dramatically in size and location, but they all have elections in common. Every township runs elections, and each of you are challenged with doing so safely. While some logistics are tried and true, other new procedures for handling hurdles like COVID-19, cyber-attacks, AV ballots and more, must be put into place.

MTA can help! We’re putting together an online webcast series Elections Tips and Fundamentals to help you learn more about these new challenges, and offer tips designed to help you organize and prioritize your elections.

Register yourself online now OR use this form to register via fax or mailClick here to register groups or another individual.


Cemetery Management webcast series, now available on-demand

This pre-recorded webcast contains four-hours of content on the rules and regulations of cemetery management and administration. It's like a half-day class that can be paused, rewound or even stopped entirely allowing you to pick up where you left off when you return. It's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your viewing pleasure, from the comfort and safety of your home or township hall.

  • Review the legal obligations for cemeteries, including procedures for adopting a cemetery ordinance.
  • Explore fees and other budgeting and financial aspects.
  • Dig into elements of green or natural burials and other options many conventional cemeteries are incorporating.
  • Examine the role of advisory committees, cemetery sextons and other caretakers, as well as the duties and responsibilities of the clerk and township board.

Register yourself online now OR use this form to register via fax or mail. Online registration for groups or to register another individual is coming soon!


MTA Online: Discounted online learning packages

Planning to take advantage of more remote learning over the next year? Start your annual subscription today and get unlimited access for your entire township team. Descriptions of the various levels and packages were mailed to every township. Did you miss it? Click here to learn more about MTA Online.

Visit MTA's Online Learning Center for additional tools to add to your township toolbox and get targeted township training delivered to the safety of your home office.