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MTA retreats offer education tailored to your role in your township

No one understands townships or your roles and responsibilities like the Michigan Townships Association. That’s why we’ve created our unique Professional Development Retreats offering two full days of intensive learning targeting the challenges (and opportunities!) you face while providing the information you need to succeed. Whether you have two years of experience, or 22 years, you can’t afford to miss these intensive learning (and networking!) events designed specifically for your role as a township official.

Each event is packed with informative sessions featuring topics tailored to your roles. We offer one for each office – clerk, treasurer, supervisor and trustee – and your township's entire planning and zoning team. Deputies are encouraged to attend too! We can't wait to see you at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth.

Download all the details including a printable registration form OR register online using the links below. But first, please note that current MTA safety protocols require proof of COVID-19 vaccination be submitted (for in-person participation) at least one week prior to the event date. See details at right.

Register online here for the Virtual Retreats. You'll get access to live streams of select sessions PLUS recorded versions of all sessions following the event for three months. Must register at least three business days prior to the event start date to join the live stream. 

Each retreat offers a learning experience geared to your office on concepts, trends and pressing issues in township government. These informative educational sessions are designed for elected officials at every level, and will help you develop new skills while providing you with knowledge of the statutory duties and responsibilities required of elected officials.

Miss out on our Clerks’ Retreat? You don’t have too! You can still get all the learning in a convenient, on-demand format with our Virtual option. Register today to get 24/7 access to recorded versions of ALL nine sessions. Click here for class descriptions and a printable registration form or register online now


Retreat Lodging

Lodging is not included in the registration fee and reservations must be made with the Bavarian Inn Lodge directly. MTA Retreat guests will receive discounted rates starting at $99 for standard rooms, $109 for premium rooms or $174 for suites (rates are per night, plus 7% local occupancy tax).  Your event registration confirmation email will include the special group code required to reserve a room at MTA's discounted rates, so be sure to register early for best hotel availability!  

A limited number of accessible rooms are available; please indicate any accessibility needs at the time you make your reservation. Discounted lodging rates end two weeks prior to each retreat, and rooms may sell out, so don't wait!