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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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Introduction to Planning & Zoning
May 16, 23, 30

Whether you’re a member of the township board, planning commission or zoning board of appeals, your knowledge of the planning and zoning process is vital to your community. As new developments and projects approach your township, it’s important to be prepared to make tough decisions.

This evening workshop demonstrates the basic elements of an effective planning and zoning program.

Download the brochure or register online now.


Professional Development Retreats

Join us for two days of intensive learning, networking and fun at our Professional Development Retreats.


  • NEW! Planning & Zoning Retreat, July 9 & 10
  • Supervisors’ Retreat, July 11 & 12
  • Treasurers’ Retreat, July 15 & 16
  • Clerks’ Retreat, July 17 & 18
  • Trustees’ Retreat, July 26 & 27

The program is packed with informative sessions featuring topics tailored to the duties specific to your township board position. Take advantage of this learning opportunity and connect with others who can help make your role as a township official more fulfilling.

Each retreat offers a learning experience geared to your office on concepts, trends and pressing issues in township government. These informative educational sessions are designed for elected officials at every level, and will help you develop new skills while providing you with knowledge of the statutory duties and responsibilities required of elected officials.

Registration will be available soon.