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.
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Remaining dates and locations:
Providing emergency and fi re protection services maybe one of the more complicated (and important!) services your township provides. MTA can help you gain a better understanding of the myriad of hot issues facing your fire department and emergency services personnel.
This workshop features a variety of informative sessions and several experts, including State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer.
MTA is traveling across the state in September and October for our MTA On The Road regional meetings, bringing you the inside scoop on issues impacting your township! Each event features a thought-provoking general session led by MTA Executive Director Larry Merrill, an insightful legislative update and breakout sessions on important township topics. Dates and locations include:
Sept. 18: Houghton
Sept. 19: Escanaba
Sept. 20: Sault Ste. Marie
Oct. 10: Grand Rapids
Oct. 11: Ludington
Oct. 12: Traverse City
Oct. 17: Grand Blanc
Oct. 18: Chelsea
Oct. 19: Kalamazoo
Oct. 24: West Branch
Oct. 25: Petoskey
Oct. 26: Alpena
Oct. 30: Mt. Pleasant
Already registered? Download directions here.
MTA can help your board improve its decision-making process, identify what’s important to the residents you serve, and offer strategies to improve transparency and enhance credibility—all critical components in shaping your township’s future direction. Join us for one (or all!) of the sessions below:
Join us in Bay City on November 1 & 2 to deepen your understanding of the fundamentals of township finances and the elements of strategic planning. Courses are valid for TGA credit, however participation in TGA is not required to attend.
Hot Topics in Planning & Zoning
August 23, 30
Emerging Issues in Emergency Services
On the Road Regional Meetings
Multiple dates in September & October
How Boards Make Decisions
Creating a Vision for Your Township
Linking with Community
Not able to make a live workshop? MTA offers more than 60 on-demand webcasts on dozens of topics. Find out more about our eLearning Library here.
Township Governance Academy
Learn more by downloading the enrollment brochure here.