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MTA Township of Excellence program

twp_of_exc_logo_low_res_for_web.jpgTo qualify as a Township of Excellence, an applicant township must demonstrate superior processes and outcomes in governance, along with adherence to best practices involving its statutory duties of financial stewardship, assessing, tax collection and election administration, and excellence in emergency services, land use management and economic development, transportation, utilities, and cemeteries--if the township provides any of those services.

A township may apply for the full designation as a Township of Excellence, or for a Certificate of Achievement for one or more individual sections.

Complete Township of Excellence Application Packet (PDF)

If a township submits an application for a full designation, but does not meet the criteria for all of them, the township has the option to receive the certificate of achievement for the section(s) it has completed. A township may work toward a full designation within a township term by applying for one or more sections at a time.

Townships must reapply for each township term in which they wish to receive an award. If documentation from a previous application is still current, that documentation does not need to be resubmitted. 

Award Winners

spring_lake_trophy_2014_cd1360386.jpgSpring Lake Township, Ottawa County

  • 2012-2016—Township of Excellence
  • 2008-2012—Certificate of Achievement in Governance, Financial Stewardship, Assessment Administration, Tax Collection, Election Administration, Land Use Management & Economic Development, Transportation, Utilities, Cemeteries
  • 2004-2008—Certificate of Achievement in Assessment Administration, Tax Collection, Election Administration, Land Use Management & Economic Development, Transportation, Cemeteries

Delta Charter Township, Eaton County

  • 2012-2016—Township of Excellence

Union Charter Township, Isabella County

  • 2008-2012—Certificate of Achievement in Utilities, Emergency Services
This page last updated on 11/5/2014.

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