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MTA 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.

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Township Finances
November 28 at the Comfort Inn Conference Center in Mt. Pleasant

Oversight of township finances is a fundamental statutory duty of township boards. Good governance demands that every board exercise effective oversight of all township assets, including human and physical resources.
This course is valid for six (6) credits in the Township Governance Academy (TGA), however enrollment in TGA is not required to attend.

Download the brochure to find out more or register online now.

 

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Land Use: Defining Your Township's Future
November 29 at the Comfort Inn Conference Center in Mt. Pleasant

Dig into growth philosophies and learn strategies to galvanize your township to action to define your future. Gain an understanding of a township master plan, including its purpose, process and legal requirements. Examine a broad range of day-to-day issues, including nonconforming uses, preserving rural character, managing growth, and infrastructure and roads.
This course is valid for six (6) credits in the Township Governance Academy (TGA), however enrollment in TGA is not required to attend.

Download the brochure to find out more or register online now.

 

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New Officials Training
December 11 in Gaylord and December 13 in Okemos

Designed to help build on your abilities and understanding of township government, this program enables you to successfully represent and serve your residents while shaping your community’s future. Get an overview of the “hows and whys” of township government, and explore the duties and responsibilities of a township board. A helpful refresher for those changing office.

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Township Board Roles & Relations
January 23 in Okemos
(B-101; 4 credits)

Examine your role as a board member and how you fit into the board as a whole. Discuss the roles of watchdog, supporter, planner, communicator and manager, as well as the relationships among board members, appointed and elected officials, and the board with the community.

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Fundamentals of Assessment & Taxation
January 23 in Okemos
(F-105; 4 credits)

Property taxation and assessment administration are two cornerstones of township operations. From assessment and board of review meetings, all the way to tax collection—it’s essential that board members have an understanding of how the process works.

Download the brochure to find out more or register online now