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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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New Officials Training
December 11 in Gaylord and December 13 in Okemos

Designed to help build on your abilities and understanding of township government, this program enables you to successfully represent and serve your residents while shaping your community’s future. Get an overview of the “hows and whys” of township government, and explore the duties and responsibilities of a township board. A helpful refresher for those changing office.

Download the brochure to find out more or to register. 

Online registration is closed, however a limited number of spaces are still available. Return a completed registration form (with payment) to MTA as soon as possible to guarantee your seat!



Township Board Roles & Relations
January 23 in Okemos
(B-101; 4 credits)

Examine your role as a board member and how you fit into the board as a whole. Discuss the roles of watchdog, supporter, planner, communicator and manager, as well as the relationships among board members, appointed and elected officials, and the board with the community.

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



Fundamentals of Assessment & Taxation
January 23 in Okemos
(F-105; 4 credits)

Property taxation and assessment administration are two cornerstones of township operations. From assessment and board of review meetings, all the way to tax collection—it’s essential that board members have an understanding of how the process works.

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


Board of Review Training
Multiple dates in January & February

MTA’s Board of Review Training has earned a well-deserved reputation for being the best, more comprehensive training for both new and seasoned board of review members and alternates, as well as township supervisors and assessors. That’s with good reason. By attending this half-day session, you will receive:

• Comprehensive resource materials, including samples, updated forms and bulletins, and guidance and information created specifically for this class

• Ample time throughout the day for networking with one another, and asking questions to our experienced speakers

• Continued support through MTA’s “Community Connection” online networking group, where you can ask questions and provide answers—or simply learn from others

• Plus a whole lot more, including breakouts for "Basic" and "Advanced" topics.

To find out more, download the brochure now. Online registration coming soon.