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. Online learning is just a click away on our Online Learning Portal OR scroll down to see what's coming your way.
Creating a Vision for Your Township (B-103; 4 credits)
Linking with the Community (B-106; 4 credits)
As an MTA member, you belong to the largest community of local government officials in the state. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with that community and MTA staff, to discuss the latest issues affecting townships at our upcoming regional meetings. Get the inside scoop on issues impacting townships in one day, at one location, near you!
Breakout topics include:
Sept. 27: Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth
Sept. 28: Comfort Inn Conf. Center, Chelsea
Sept. 29: Fetzer Center at WMU, Kalamazoo
Sept. 30: Eagle Eye Conf. Center, Lansing
Oct. 5: Magnusson Franklin Square Inn, Houghton
Oct. 6: Holiday Inn, Marquette
Oct. 7: Little Bear East Arena, St. Ignace
Oct. 17: Otsego Club & Resort, Gaylord
Oct. 18: Sanctuary Inn, Alpena
Oct. 19: Quality Inn Forward Conf. Center, West Branch
Oct. 25: Holiday Inn, Big Rapids
Oct. 26: Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville
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Providing emergency and fire protection services may be 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.
Township board members and fire officials alike should join us on Oct. 21 at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth for this full-day event.
As new officials take office this fall, MTA has the education and guidance needed to bring those new township government up to speed on their roles and responsibilities. In late November, we're holding our Treasurers’ Guide to Tax Collecting, a full-day class coming to four locations across the state, offering treasurers (and their deputies) insights into the “ins and outs” of tax collecting. In mid-December and throughout January, we’ll bring Part 1 of our comprehensive New Officials Training series to 14 locations across the state! Get an overview of the “hows and whys” of township government and dig into the duties of each office, along with ways to set the stage for a productive, meaningful term of office. Parts 2 and 3 of our training will take place throughout 2017.
For those looking for additional resources now, MTA's library of publications, written exclusively with township officials in mind, also offer the information you need. Our “Township Basics Kit” is the perfect starter kit for newly elected officials, and includes our Introduction to Township Board Meetings, Official’s Guide to Township Government, and Authorities & Responsibilities of Michigan Township Officials Boards and Commissions. Check out MTA’s offerings online today!
Registration brochures for educational workshops will be mailed to all townships and posted on the MTA website this fall. If you have new officials joining your board this fall, please be sure to register them or pass along registration information, to help ensure a smooth transition for your township team.
Hot Topics in Planning & Zoning
On the Road Regional Meetings
Multiple dates in September & October
Creating a Vision & Linking with Community
Emerging Issues in Emergency Services
New Officials Training
December through January
What the future holds ...
See MTA's 2016 educational schedule here.