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What Your Board Needs to Know about Planning & Zoning

Why do we plan and zone? Is there one “model” zoning ordinance carved in stone? What should all board members know to better understand your township’s planning and zoning program—or decide whether to plan and zone? Join MTA staff attorney, Catherine Mullhaupt on Wednesday, May 12 from noon to 1 p.m. and find out! You’ll get an informative introduction to the concept of land use regulation for townships in a convenient one-hour webinar. Click here to register now!

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MTA’s first-ever virtual Conference & Expo available on demand

Thank you for joining MTA's Virtual Conference to help us celebrate and honor Neighbors Serving Neighbors! Remember, you have access to a recorded version of EVERY session until June 30. Handouts are still available too! Simply sign in to the event website again here: https://app.socio.events/OTgyMA, and look under "Sessions" or "Handouts" buttons. Didn't register? You don't have to miss out on all the action, we'll be making a recorded version available to you too. More information available soon!

Board Authorities, Responsibilities and Roles

MTA’s newest two-day virtual learning journey examining the township board “job description” debuted at our first-ever virtual Conference. We provided practical tips for keeping a productive focus on what matters most and insights into who does what, including how the township team works together to get it all done. Registrants can experience it again by streaming an on demand version through June 30. Didn't register? It's not too late, register online now!



New Officials Training

MTA is here to help all officials understand their roles and responsibilities. But if you’re fairly new to office you can’t afford to miss our New Officials Training, now available for on-demand viewing. Part One offers an introduction to the “hows and whys” of township government, reviewing the structure and authority of townships as well as mandated functions of a township board. Training also includes breakout sessions designed for each individual office. Click here to learn more or register for Part One.

But that’s not all! MTA just finished Part Two of this intensive and informative series. By now, you’ve noticed that township government and public service are unlike your experiences in the private sector. Part Two of our New Officials Training builds on what you learned in Part One. It’s available for on-demand viewing as well! Register for Part Two here.

MTA Board of Review Training

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

PREMIUM PASS MEMBERS: A recorded webcast version will be made available on-demand for Premium Pass members for free from April-June, 2021, however a separate registration fee is required for those who wish to view the live or on-demand course prior to April 1.

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Treasurers' Guide to Tax Collection

This intensive series, offering an overview of the tax collection process, is now available in our Online Learning Center! Don's miss this review of the entire process including 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 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.