Michigan Townships Association

Earn TGA Elective Credits

Options for earning TGA Elective credittownship governance academy logo

Electives are a key component of the TGA curriculum. At least 18 elective credits are required for graduation and can be earned several different ways:

MTA Annual Conference & Expo (8 credits)—our annual township event of the year, coming to the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme Township (Grand Traverse County) April 22-25, 2024

MTA Professional Development Retreats (4 credits)—Biennial 2-day retreats for each township office; returning in 2025

MTA Regional Summit (3 credits)—Biennial events being held at five locations around the state in Oct. 2024

MTA Capital Conference (3 credits)—coming to the Lansing Center in January 2024

Township Focus CE articles (2 credits per article; limit of 8 elective credits earned via CE articles):

Credit may be obtained by reading specific articles from the Township Focus magazine, then passing a 10-question quiz following the article. Each quiz is worth two elective credits and there is no charge to take the quiz or earn the credits.

Participants enrolled in the Township Governance Academy (TGA) may obtain 2 elective credits for successful completion of quizzes accompanying qualifying articles that appear in MTA’s monthly magazine. To obtain credit, participants must answer 10 multiple-choice questions by selecting the correct answer and receive a passing score of 70 percent.

There is no charge to take the quiz or to obtain TGA credit. Completed quizzes should be sent to: MTA Education Center, 512 Westshire Drive, Lansing, MI 48917, faxed to (517) 321-8908 or completed using the editable PDF and emailed to Susan Bechler at sue@michigantownships.org. MTA will notify you of your results within three weeks after receiving your quiz. 

IMPORTANT: Please keep a copy of your completed quiz in your TGA binder.

Select an article to download from the links below.