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MTA's lunchtime learning series features a new topic every month

In our newest series, Now You Know, MTA staff experts tackle timely topics during live one-hour webinars. Members pay just $25/person and MTA Online subscribers at the Premium level can participate free! Can't participate live? Each episode is recorded so you can watch it later, at your convenience.

Our March episode will share what you need to know about key aspects of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Join MTA's Staff Attorney Catherine Mullhaupt on Wednesday, March 3 at noon for tips on how to avoid common mistakes boards make. Register online now.

You'll find descriptions for current episodes, links to watch recorded versions of past episodes and a list of what's coming up next here! Special thanks to series sponsor Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC.

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Invest in yourself with MTA webcasts

MTA's Online Learning Center features dozens of topics—from assessing to zoning—and brings township training right to your desktop. This March you’ll find it convenient and affordable with our 50% off sale available all month. Click here to see the wide variety of topics and take advantage of this great deal. Simply choose the webcasts of interest, add them to your cart, and enter the discount code " march" during checkout. Then sit back, watch and learn at your convenience.

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Have you heard? MTA’s Conference has gone virtual for 2021!

Gathering restrictions and ongoing health and safety concerns linger, making in-person events impossible. While—like you—we’re disappointed that we can’t come together in-person this spring, we are excited to bring you an online learning experience like no other! Join us April 19-21 for education, connection and inspiration that is convenient, accessible and affordable. Learn more here or register online now!

MTA Board of Review Training now available on-demand

Board of review members and alternates, assessors and township supervisors can continue to turn to MTA for the quality Board of Review Training you've come to expect! We are offering completely new "Basic," "Beyond Basic," and "Advanced" courses - take one, two or all three! (NOTE that although the live "Basic" session was approved by the State Tax Commission to meet the state training mandate for board of review members, the on-demand version has NOT yet been approved to satisfy the requirement.) Click here to register.

Already registered for this series? Click here to find the recorded version, forms and additional information


New to office? MTA can help!

No one understands townships like MTA. We are here to help you understand townships and your roles and responsibilities. Our New Officials Training has become a virtual learning experience and is now available in a recorded format! Topics include an overview of the structure and authority of townships, mandated functions of a township board and the role of an individual board member. Training includes breakout sessions for each office.

  • Clerks: records, minutes, notices, financial administration and reporting, accounts payable, elections and other miscellaneous duties
  • Supervisors: meeting management, ordinances, lawful expenditures, budgets, township administration, overseeing assessing and risk management
  • Treasurers: financial administration, internal controls and reporting, defining the types of financial institutions and investments townships may use, receiving/receipting and handling money
  • Trustees: meetings and minutes, public records, understanding revenues, the budget and financial reports, board authority and responsibility, who does what

Registration is $99 per person, or pay a flat rate of $350 and get access for your entire board, including deputies! Download a registration form here or register online now.

Already registered, but having trouble logging in? You'll find troubleshooting tips on our Virtual Events page here.

MTA is grateful for the support of our key sponsor, the Michigan Township Participating Plan, as well as co-sponsors Merit Network and Shumaker Technology Group.

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Hey treasurers, did you miss MTA's class on tax collecting?

Watch it on-demand! That's right, our all-new virtual series, Treasurers' Guide to Tax Collection, offering an overview of the tax collection process is now available in our Online Learning Center! You'll get an overview of the entire process as well as a review of duties, deadlines and important dates on the tax calendar. We'll even tackle some of the more challenging aspects including summer tax deferments, delinquent personal property tax collection methods and settlement. There is still time to get tips on duties, deadlines and important dates on the tax calendar, all at your convenience. Register today for $99.

Register online now!


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.