Michigan Township Association

Opening Session | Tuesday, April 18
Share in a gathering of township officials like no other, and in the inspiration, excitement and celebration as our Opening Session kicks off the week. Following the always-moving presentation of colors and Township Parade of Flags, help us honor the Township Governance Academy graduating class of 2023. Attendees will also hear insights on the power of townships, and the power of One Voice, from 2022 MTA President Bill Deater and Executive Director Neil Sheridan. They’ll offer their reflections on the inspiration and commitment of Michigan township officials and leaders, and how the government closest to the people can effect change in their communities, and throughout the state, by joining together as One Voice.
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MTA Expo
| Tuesday, April 18 & Wednesday, April 19
Michigan’s largest municipal exposition brings together 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
and save as much as 20% off all MTA books and logo products! Be sure to stop by the Friends of MTA (MTA’s PAC) Booth, and learn more about how your contributions can help MTA support legislators who value township government.
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General Session | Wednesday, April 19
Township leaders bring unique experiences, values and perspectives to board dialogues and deliberations on important issues. Though differences can be pronounced, even between board members, it’s important to recognize and remember we are all on the same team. In line with our One Voice Conference theme, this year’s keynote speaker Randy Fox reminds us we are better together and offers techniques that township officials and personnel can implement to improve communication, collaboration and cooperation. You’ll walk away with tools for finding common ground and strategies for building a trusting and accountable township team that provides excellent service for the betterment of your community.
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MTA Past President and Life Member Meet-up | Wednesday, April 19
Come share a coffee and check in with your MTA past presidents, most of whom still serve their townships and regions. We’ve also invited MTA life members and look forward to a warm reunion with these important contributors to your Association’s growth over the years.

MTA Banquet | Wednesday, April 19
Gather together for an evening of camaraderie and entertainment at MTA’s Annual Banquet, featuring a delicious dinner—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, enjoy the comedic stylings of Andy Hendrickson, whose clever, conversational style has been engaging audiences for more than 20 years. Laugh along with his real-life observations, experiences and anecdotes that are laced with a hearty disapproval and highlight life’s silly details.
NOTE: The MTA Banquet is included with full-Conference and guest registrations only. A ticket will be issued with your Conference credentials. Additional tickets may be purchased using the registration form on page 10. You may pre-select your banquet seat by stopping at the MTA Ticket Xchange before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19. Those with special dietary needs should contact Kristin at (517) 321-6467, ext. 230 or kristin@michigantownships.org at least two weeks before Conference.
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MTA Annual Meeting | Thursday, April 20
Take part in the final, but critically important, event of the Conference—our Annual Meeting. The business meeting for the Association, this morning event is your opportunity to help guide MTA’s future direction, as delegates cast their vote on proposed policies to be included in MTA’s 2023 Policy Platform (only elected officials from member townships may vote). In addition, attendees participate in the installation of the Association’s new president, officers and newly elected district directors. During the meeting, 2022 MTA President Bill Deater will also be recognized for his dedicated service to the Association.
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Parade of Flags
Join your fellow officials for our annual Township Parade of Flags which kicks off Opening Session at MTA 2023 Annual Conference & Expo! Register today to take part in one of “the most inspirational parts of the Conference!” Click here to register! Parade details will be sent via email prior to the Conference.

Evening Events

“3-D” Welcoming Reception | Monday, April 17
Enjoy Desserts, Drinks & Dancing at McGee’s 72.
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Roaring ‘20s Par-Plan Fun Night | Tuesday, April 18
Slip into the speakeasy and enjoy a night in the Roaring ‘20s, complete with jazz, flappers and mobsters—right at the resort!
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Afterglow Reception | Wednesday, April 19
Keep the night going with music, drinks and dancing following the MTA Banquet.
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