Conference > Highlights

Opening Session
Start the Conference off with a celebration of township government and public service, and get energized for the week ahead at our Opening Session. The always-inspiring Township Parade of Flags kicks off the morning, followed by the MTA President’s review and reflections on his time at the helm of the Association. Then, MTA Executive Director Neil Sheridan takes the stage to share his thoughts and insights on the connection and commitment of township’s local leaders in serving their communities.


MTA Expo
Michigan’s largest municipal exposition brings together township vendors and suppliers that can help you realize opportunities to provide even better programs, systems and services for your community. No where else will you find such a wide assortment of companies serving townships—from attorneys to engineering firms, software companies to environmental services—all there to help you discover ways to run your township more efficiently. Don’t miss the MTA Bookstore, where you’ll find more than a dozen publications geared exclusively to township government—including the new, completely revised Authorities & Responsibilities of Michigan Townships—and save 10 percent on all publications and MTA-logo products!). Be sure to stop by the MTA-PAC Booth, and learn more about how your contributions can help MTA support legislators who value township government.

General Session
After honoring the Township Governance Academy graduating class of 2020, attendees will hear from a motivational and inspirational keynote speaker.

VIP Reception
Network with state leaders and invited guests in a relaxed, informal setting at MTA’s VIP Reception, an hour-long gathering before the MTA Banquet. Take advantage of this important opportunity to network and establish—or strengthen—relationships with decision-makers.

MTA Banquet
Gather together for an evening of camaraderie and entertainment at MTA’s Annual Banquet, featuring delicious local fare—and, of course, the company of more than 1,000 dedicated local officials. Special guests will join Conference attendees to recognize those who have made significant contributions to advancing township government. Then, sit back and be entertained with energetic evening entertainment.

MTA Annual Meeting
Help guide the future direction of the Association at MTA’s Annual Meeting, where delegates cast their vote on proposed policies to be included in MTA’s Policy Platform), and participate in the installation of the Association’s new president and officers.