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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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MTA goes On The Road

Next month, MTA will be traveling the state for our MTA On The Road regional meetings. We’re bringing the MTA show to 11 locations across the state—from Houghton to Kalamazoo. It’s almost like a personalized one-day MTA conference, right in your area! Where else but at MTA On the Road will you get:

  • An informative opening general session on the assessing reform proposal—learn where things stand, and where they might be headed. How is MTA involved—and how can you get involved to share your thoughts and concerns on the legislative reforms.
  • Breakout sessions on important topics relevant to each and every township—from how to avoid common mistakes at board meetings, to the role of deputies, and insights into local planning and zoning function, vision and people.
  • A chance to meet with and hear from key members of MTA leadership—including President Ken Gauthier, district directors, MTA Executive Director Larry Merrill, staff from MTA’s Government Relations, Member Information Services and Knowledge Center teams.
  • A mini-expo with township vendors, looking to share information about their products and services with you to help you serve your residents even better.
  • Networking time with your township peers, right from your own neck of the woods.

This educational event only comes around once a year! Don’t miss out …

Download the full brochure here or register online nowAlready registered? Download directions here.

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Treasurer's Guide to Tax Collecting
November 13 at Okemos Conference Center in Okemos, November 14 at Treetops Resort in Gaylord

Collecting property taxes is a highly visible function of the township treasurer’s office. It comes with significant responsibility not only for the large amount of money collected but also for compliance with the General Property Tax Act. Whether you are newly elected, a seasoned treasurer or anything in between, MTA has a workshop is for you!

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

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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.