Michigan Township Association

Upcoming Training

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We’re taking the MTA show on the road this Oct. Don’t miss your Regional Summit

This fall, we’ll be traveling the state for our Regional Summits bringing the MTA show to 5 locations across the state—from Marquette to Port Huron. These one-and-a-half-day events are packed with important information and updates, opportunities to connect with fellow officials and municipal experts, a mini-expo, evening entertainment and more. It’s almost like a mini two-day MTA conference, right in your area. Read all about it in the August issue of your Township Focus magazine.

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  • Oct. 4-5 in Marquette
  • Oct. 10-11 in Kalamazoo
  • Oct. 12-13 in Bellaire
  • Oct. 18-19 in Mt. Pleasant
  • Oct. 25-26 in Port Huron

  • Financial Fundamentals and Insights
  • Speed Round Review: Top Topics for Today’s Township
  • Legislative Lowdown
  • What Townships Need to Know About Grants
  • Ins and Outs of Township Ordinances
  • Broadband: The Middle-Mile and Your Township
  • Nuances of the Right to Farm Act (RTFA)

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MTA brings you a new live webinar every month!

now you know logoMake the most of your lunch break with MTA’s lunchtime learning series, Now You Know. These live one-hour webinars provide timely updates, insights from our experts and a chance to get your questions answered in real time. Wondering what’s coming up next and when? We’re glad you asked! Join us Wednesday, October 12 at noon for: 

Elections Update

As communities across the state are gearing up for the 2022 election, MTA’s own Cindy Dodge is poised to ensure township clerks are up to the challenge! Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at noon for a review of the differences between the township board, election commission, and election inspectors. You’ll walk away armed with insights into navigating your township’s next election. From drop boxes to recounts, legal challenges to compensation, we’ll review all the important details that your election team needs to know, now. 

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Hey Treasurers: Looking for one last review before taxes are due?

Refresh your knowledge on tax collecting basics at MTA’s November workshop, Treasurers’ Guide to Tax Collection. You won’t want to miss this overview of tax collection process—from preparation of the tax bill through summer and winter taxes, all the way to accounting for (and disbursement of) collections. Discussion includes duties, deadlines and important dates on the tax calendar. We’ll even tackle some of the more challenging aspects including summer tax deferments, delinquent personal property tax collection methods and settlement. Download a registration form here or register online now.

  • November 22 in Lansing
  • November 29 in Gaylord

MTA offering New Officials Training following the Nov. election

Do you anticipate new board members after the midterm election? Have you had any new members join since the term started? Send them to our New Officials Training and we’ll give them what they need to succeed! We can help them hit the ground running with this full-day class offering insights into the “hows and whys” of township government and exploring the duties and responsibilities of a township board. It’s a great refresher for those changing office too. Download a registration form here or register online now.

  • December 13 in Gaylord
  • December 16 in Lansing

Does your township’s assessing measure up?money house on grass

The township board is responsible for financing and managing the assessment process. You cannot take a hands-off approach or make the mistake of assuming that the job is covered—if something goes wrong, the township board (not the assessor) will be held responsible. Don’t wait until your board is faced with the state’s audit of assessing practices, take the wheel now! Join us in December for What Every Board Member Needs to Know About Assessing. This half-day event is geared for every member of your township board, regardless their level of experience. Learn more here or register online now.

  • December 14 in Gaylord
  • December 15 in Lansing

Wondering what’s in your MTA Online subscription?

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Is your township considering purchasing an annual subscription to MTA’s Online Learning Center? Click here to see a list of what’s included in each of the three levels.

Ready to log in and start learning, but need a little guidance? For a written approach, download or print this Getting Started with MTA Online document. For a more visual approach, watch this helpful video tutorial. Still have questions? Email education@michigantownships.org to learn more about how your entire township team can get unlimited access today.

To subscribe (or continue your subscription): Click here to visit our online store.

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Red Book Ready

Each chapter within the “little red book” corresponds with a class (or two!) that takes you deeper into the topics covered within that chapter. Given that classes vary widely in time and depth-from 75 minutes to several hours-you may need to take more than one to get the job done. Some classes may cover an […]

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Township Governance Academy

The Township Governance Academy (TGA) is a voluntary credentialing program intended to give township board members and other local leaders the knowledge and skills needed to make effective decisions for the benefit of their township. It’s designed to professionally challenge you and enhance your experience serving as an elected official.

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MTA Online Learning Center

Eliminate travel costs and schedule conflicts with this convenient, affordable option that delivers education directly to your desktop. Learn at your own pace (and convenience!) from the safety of your home office or township hall.

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