Michigan Township Association

Upcoming Training

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, Jan. 11 at noon for: Planning for a Millage Question

Details coming soon!

Looking for past Now You Know episodes to watch on demand? Click here.

MTA offering New Officials Training following the Nov. elections

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

money house on grassDoes your township’s assessing measure up?

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

MTA is offering both in-person and online Board of Review training this February 

That’s right and we’re hosting two classes this year, one approved by the State Tax Commission to satisfy the P.A. 660 training mandate AND one for those who’ve already met the requirements for the two-year cycle. We’ll take you in-depth on common trouble spots, hot topics and other issues encountered by boards of review. You’ll walk away with critical insights, even if you’ve been on the board of review for years! Registration materials are coming soon, but you can save the date for these half-day classes now:

In-person training

  • Feb. 1: Fetzer Center at WMU, Kalamazoo
  • Feb. 2: Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center, Chelsea
  • Feb. 7: Memorial Union at MTU, Houghton
  • Feb. 8: Island Resort & Conference Center, Harris
  • Feb. 14: Alpena Events Complex (APlex), Alpena
  • Feb. 15: Treetops Resort Conference Center, Gaylord
  • Feb. 16: Quality Inn Forward Conference Center, West Branch
  • Feb. 21: LCC West Campus, Lansing
  • Feb. 22: Comfort Inn Conference Center, Mt. Pleasant
  • Feb. 23: Evergreen Resort, Cadillac
  • Feb. 28: Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth

Online training

  • Feb. 10: Zoom
  • Feb. 27: Zoom
  • March 2: Zoom

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 read all about it OR 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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