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MTA's lunchtime learning series features a new topic every month

In our newest series, Now You Know, MTA staff experts tackle timely topics during live one-hour webinars. Members pay just $25/person and MTA Online subscribers at the Premium level can participate free! Can't participate live? Each episode is recorded so you can watch it later, at your convenience.

Our January episode tackles Board Compensation, a timely topic given many townships are currently working through their budgeting process for their upcoming fiscal year. Join us live at noon on Wednesday, January 20 where you'll hear from MTA Staff Attorney Catherine Mullhaupt.

Next month, our Director of Government Relations Judy Allen will offer her insights into the new legislative session. Save the date: Friday, February 5 at noon. The registration link will be posted here soon!

You'll find descriptions for current episodes, links to watch recorded versions of past episodes and a list of what's coming up next here!

Special thanks to series sponsor Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC.

Registration now open for MTA Board of Review Training

Ensure your township's board of review meets the state's new training mandate

Starting with the new board of review term of office, Public Act 660 of 2018 requires every board of review member to receive training once per term. For decades, board of review members, supervisors and assessors have turned to MTA's Board of review Training for exceptional guidance to serve their communities. As the new statutory requirements come into effect, you can continue to turn to MTA for the quality board of review training you've come to expect!

MTA has partnered with the State Tax Commission to develop the new PA 660-mandated curriculum and our Basic session meets the new training requirements. Experienced members can still benefit from our ever-popular Advanced session. Whether you're interested in learning a little or lot, meeting the mandate or moving beyond, participating on your own or with your entire board, you've got options! Our all-new discounted group rates make it affordable too! Learn more here or register online now.

Do you have questions about training requirements? Wondering which session is best suited for your board of review members? Click here to find those answers and more!

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New to office? MTA can help!

No one understands townships like MTA. We are here to help you understand townships and your roles and responsibilities. Our New Officials Training has become a virtual learning experience and is now available in a recorded format! Topics include an overview of the structure and authority of townships, mandated functions of a township board and the role of an individual board member. Training includes breakout sessions for each office.

  • Clerks: records, minutes, notices, financial administration and reporting, accounts payable, elections and other miscellaneous duties
  • Supervisors: meeting management, ordinances, lawful expenditures, budgets, township administration, overseeing assessing and risk management
  • Treasurers: financial administration, internal controls and reporting, defining the types of financial institutions and investments townships may use, receiving/receipting and handling money
  • Trustees: meetings and minutes, public records, understanding revenues, the budget and financial reports, board authority and responsibility, who does what

Registration is $99 per person, or pay a flat rate of $350 and get access for your entire board, including deputies! Download a registration form here or register online now.

Already registered, but having trouble logging in? You'll find troubleshooting tips on our Virtual Events page here.

MTA is grateful for the support of our key sponsor, the Michigan Township Participating Plan, as well as co-sponsors Merit Network and Shumaker Technology Group.  

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Hey treasurers, did you miss MTA's class on tax collecting?

Watch it on-demand! That's right, our all-new virtual series, Treasurers' Guide to Tax Collection, offering an overview of the tax collection process is now available in our Online Learning Center! You'll get an overview of the entire process as well as a review of duties, deadlines and important dates on the tax calendar. We'll even tackle some of the more challenging aspects including summer tax deferments, delinquent personal property tax collection methods and settlement. There is still time to get tips on duties, deadlines and important dates on the tax calendar, all at your convenience. Register today for $99.

Register online now!

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Wondering what's in your MTA Online subscription?

Is your township considering purchasing an annual subscription to MTA's Online Learning Center? Click here to see a list of what's included in each of the three levels.

Ready to log in and start learning, but need a little guidance? For a written approach, download or print this Getting Started with MTA Online document. For a more visual approach, watch this helpful video tutorial. Still have questions? Email education@michigantownships.org to learn more about how your entire township team can get unlimited access today.

Not yet a subscriber but ready to sign up? Click here for a registration form.