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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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On the Road Regional Meetings

MTA travels across the state each October for our On The Road regional meeting series. Each meeting features a thought-provoking general session,  insightful legislative update and breakouts on timely township topics.

Registration fees include continental breakfast, lunch and a mini expo.

Dates and locations:

  • Oct. 16: Chelsea
  • Oct. 17: Frankenmuth
  • Oct. 22: Houghton
  • Oct. 23: Harris
  • Oct. 24: St. Ignace

Download the brochure here or register online now.

Note: Officials may attend any meeting, not just the one in their district. Uncertain which district your township is in? Click here for a map of districts by county.


 

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Plan for your township's future at MTA's November classes

At our November workshops, learn how to help your board understand the elements of strategic planning, how to structure more effective meetings and learn techniques for making sound land use decisions that will keep your township headed in the right direction.

  • Nov. 19: Land Use: Defining Your Township’s Future (full day)
  • Nov. 20: Strategic Planning for Townships (AM)
  • Nov. 20: Making Meetings Work (PM)

Download the brochure here or register online now

All three courses qualify for credits in MTA's Township Governance Academy (fondly referred to as TGA). This program is designed to provide board members with high-level knowledge and skills, allowing them to make effective decisions that benefit their township and help each individual master the role of township official. Interested in enrolling? Click here to learn more or download the full enrollment brochure.