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MTA brings you a new live webinar every month!

Make the most of your lunch break with MTA’s lunchtime learning series, Now You Know. These live one-hour webinars provide timely updates, insights from our experts and a chance to get your questions answered in real time. Here's what's coming your way in May.

What your board needs to know about planning and zoning
Why do we plan and zone? Is there one “model” zoning ordinance carved in stone? What should all board members know to better understand your township’s planning and zoning program—or decide whether to plan and zone? Join MTA staff attorney, Catherine Mullhaupt on Wednesday, May 12 from noon to 1 p.m. and find out! You’ll get an informative introduction to the concept of land use regulation for townships in a convenient one-hour webinar. Register online now.

Wondering what’s coming up next? Join us in June for: 

Taking Township Minutes
Meeting adjourned? Time to prepare the minutes! You won’t want to miss this review of requirements and recommendations when it comes to the official record of your township’s meetings. Join MTA Member Information Liaison Cindy Dodge at noon on Wednesday, June 2 for tips on taking better minutes including what should (and shouldn’t!) be included. You’ll get answers to the most commonly asked questions like when minutes should be available, where they must be published, how long they should be kept and so much more. Register now.


Is your township subscribed to MTA Online at the Premium level? You get FREE access! Registration is still required; use the links above and your discount will be applied at checkout. To watch previously recorded sessions, visit www.learn.michigantownships.org, then login and click on My Webcasts to see titles available to you.

Can’t participate live? Register now and you'll receive on-demand access in our Online Learning Center, allow you to watch the recorded version at your convenience. Click the video below to learn more! The MTA Online Learning Center is sponsored in part by Michigan CLASS. Visit www.michiganclass.org to learn more about investment options.

Save the date! Here's what's coming up next:

  • June 2: Taking Township Minutes
  • July 7: What the Board Needs to Know about July Board of Review
  • August 4: All Aboard! Appointing New Boards & Commission Members
  • September 1: My Deputy & Me
  • October 1: Communication is Key--Telling Your Story
  • November 5: Understand the Plan: Master vs Strategic--What's the Difference?
  • December 10: Legislative Update

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