Michigan Townships Association

Getting Involved in Your Township

An active citizenry is essential for a thriving community. As the government most accessible to the people, townships offer myriad opportunities for involvement—whether it’s volunteering as a firefighter, sharing insights during a visioning session on the township’s future, participating on a township committee, or seeking elected office on the township board.

Ways to get involved

New to township government? MTA is here to help!

As you serve your community, the MTA is here to help you fulfill your role as a township legislator. MTA has a vast array of services and resources available to help you succeed as a local leader:

  • Got township questions? We’ve got answers. MTA’s Member Information Services Department is available to answer member officials’ inquiries on all facets of township governance and administration. Find an MTA Staff Directory here!
  • Explore our online resources. Our website, offers hundreds of pages of information and knowledge for Michigan’s township officials. Contact the MTA office for a username and password to be able to access the members-only resources. Already have your username and password? Log in now!
  • Professional development offered year-round. MTA workshop topics range from the basic “nuts and bolts” duties of township officials to advanced policy issues that members face. We offer everything from webinars (including a series specifically for new officials) to half-day workshops to a three-day Annual Conference. Learn more here! 
  • Your link to Lansing. MTA’s Government Relations Department is your connection to what’s happening at the Capitol and in Washington, D.C. MTA lobbyists are on the front lines in Lansing, fighting for or against legislation in order to protect township government. Find township advocacy resources here.
  • Publications put information right into your hands. MTA publications—from our enewsletters, to our monthly Township Focus magazine, to nearly 20 publications on township governance and administration—provide the resources and information you need to succeed.

It is our privilege to provide these quality services to our member township officials.  Please do not hesitate to contact MTA with any questions or for additional assistance.