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civic_engagement_2.jpgWelcome to township government, and welcome to the Michigan Townships Association! As you serve your community, MTA is here to help you fulfill your role as a township legislator

First, a little about us. MTA was established more than 65 years ago to provide a unified voice for Michigan townships. The Association's dedicated board of directors and staff are committed to helping our 6,500 member township officials govern their townships effectively and improve the services they provide to Michigan's five million-plus township residents.

MTA membership is, first and foremost, about community. MTA connects you with a community of township officials. MTA, like no one else, speaks your language, knows your history, and values you as an essential part of the form of local government closest to the people. We celebrate your successes, and share your story. Our programs and services are tailored specifically with only townships in mind--offering targeted news, updates and information to help township officials serve their communities with purpose and pride.   

Serving township officials is what we do. Read on to learn more about how MTA can help as you endeavor to be the best local leader you can be.    


Explore our online resources

MTA's website offers hundreds of pages of information and knowledge for Michigan's township officials. Log in to the members-only section of the website to unlock access to an index of township topics spanning assessing and zoning, and everything in between, as well as samples, resource toolkits, helpful links, and more. (Note: Some of the links below will require you to log in!)
Your full email address is your MTA username to access important resources, including the members-only section of our website. Please call MTA at 517.321.6467 or email Elsa to set up your email and temporary password.

You can also use your username and password to utilize MTA's social networking site, Community Connection, connecting you with your fellow township officials from around the state.  


MTA's Member Information Services Department is available to answer member inquiries on all facets of township governance and administration. The MIS Department's three staffers--including an attorney and two experienced former local government officials--are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached via phone (517-321-6467) or fax (517-321-8908)


Professional development offered year-round

MTA is an official's best place to learn. We offer more than 50 educational workshops throughout the state each year. Topics range from the basic "nuts and bolts" duties of township officials to advanced policy issues that members face. Our online learning portal features dozens of webinars, including a training series designed for newly elected officials. Our Annual Educational Conference & Expo is the largest gathering of township officials in the state, bring together more than 1,200 local leaders for a week of education and networking. 

It is our privilege to provide these quality services to our member township officials. We look forward to working with you as you lead your community with vision and confidence. Please do not hesitate to contact MTA with any questions or for additional assistance.

(517) 321-6467 | (517) 321-8908 fax | www.michigantownships.org