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.
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:
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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.
Whether you are a seasoned treasurer or newly elected, you won’t want to miss this full-day event coming to four locations across the state in November. In addition to examining applicable laws and best practices, here’s a sample of what you’ll learn ...
Explore how township boards can achieve a greater degree of control over the township’s ﬁnancial position and assure that resources are directed to the township’s highest and greatest needs. Presented by MTA Executive Director Larry Merrill, this workshop includes valuable discussion on:
As new officials take office this fall, MTA has the knowledge needed to bring them up to speed on their roles and responsibilities. From mid-December through January, we’re offering Part 1 of our New Officials Training series at 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 our training page 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.
On the Road Regional Meetings
Sept. 27: Frankenmuth
Sept. 28: Chelsea
Sept. 29: Kalamazoo
Sept. 30: Lansing
Oct. 5: Houghton
Oct. 6: Marquette
Oct. 7: St. Ignace
Oct. 17: Gaylord
Oct. 18: Alpena
Oct. 19: West Branch
Oct. 25: Big Rapids
Oct. 26: Thompsonville
Emerging Issues in Emergency Services
Oct. 21: Frankenmuth
Nov. 21: Grayling
Nov. 22: Kalamazoo
Nov. 28: Marquette
Nov. 30: Frankenmuth
Nov. 18: Grand Rapids
New Officials Training
TBA: Dec. through Jan.
What the future holds ...
See MTA's 2016 educational schedule here.