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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 up next:

Save the date for our Oct. 1 webinar: What the Board Needs to Know About Elections

Townships may vary dramatically in size and location, but all have elections in common. Every township runs elections. With all the controversy, mistrust and sweeping requirements still fresh in our minds, we look ahead to November’s general election with a primer on elections geared for your entire township board. From board responsibilities to resources, we’ll help you get a handle on the impact elections have on your township. Register online now!

Interested in watching previous episodes OR seeing what other topics we've got lined up? Click here.

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MTA’s UP North Summit will be available on-demand soon

Miss out on our in-person UP North Summit? You can still get all the learning in a convenient, on-demand format with our Virtual Summit option. Register as a virtual attendee and you'll get 24/7 access to recorded versions of ALL the sessions and breakouts. The program is packed with informative sessions featuring topics relevant to the entire township board, and some tailored to the duties specific to your township board position. Click here for class descriptions. 

Recorded sessions will be available beginning the week of Sept. 20.

Ready to sign up today? Register online now or complete the printable registration form and email to rebecca@michigantownships.org or fax to 517-321-8908. 

Professional Development Retreats return in October

Have you heard? Professional Development Retreats return this fall! You can connect with MTA, your fellow officials and other municipal experts face to face at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth. Whether you have served your township for one year or 20, you’ll find a lot of value in these two-day events packed with classes designed specifically for your role. Deputies are welcome too! Download additional details and registration form here. Online registration coming soon.


Oct. 13-14: Clerks
Oct. 24-25: Trustees
Oct. 26-27: Treasurers
Oct. 27-28: Planning & Zoning Team
Oct. 28-29: Supervisors

MTA launches ‘Red Book Ready’ learning series

Have you heard about MTA’s new Red Book Ready learning series? Based on MTA’s ever-popular book Authorities & Responsibilities of Michigan Townships (better known as the “Little Red Book”) these classes are designed to take you beyond the book, offering the same practical advice, in a scenario that helps you apply the knowledge to your own township. Learn more about this exciting new series here, enroll in the program today (it’s free!) here or visit our Red Book Ready webpage

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Wondering what's in your MTA Online subscription?

Is your township considering purchasing an annual subscription to MTA's Online Learning Center? Click here to see a list of what's included in each of the three levels.

Ready to log in and start learning, but need a little guidance? For a written approach, download or print this Getting Started with MTA Online document. For a more visual approach, watch this helpful video tutorial. Still have questions? Email education@michigantownships.org to learn more about how your entire township team can get unlimited access today.

Not yet a subscriber but ready to sign up? Click here for a registration form.