Michigan Townships Association

Upcoming Training

A Year Ahead in Ed 

Like to plan ahead? Want to know what’s happening in advance? MTA has you covered.

MTA Offers In-person and Online Board of Review Training

That’s right and we’re hosting two classes this year, one approved by the State Tax Commission to satisfy the P.A. 660 of 2018 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! All participants receive comprehensive handouts and resource materials, including samples, updated forms and bulletins, as well as expert guidance created specifically for the board of review.

ONLINE PA 660 Required Training

March 4: 8:30am to 12:30pm

ONLINE Advanced Training

March 4: 1-5pm

Already Registered?  Click here for directions to in-person classes.

Representing a city or village?
MTA welcomes non-members to register for our Board of Review Training; non-member registration rates apply. Online registration is available for MTA-member townships only. 

Download the non-member registration form here. This form is ONLY for city, village and other non-member attendees. If you are on the Board of Review for an MTA-member township, please use the green buttons above to register.

Need to cancel, substitute or switch classes?
Written cancellation requests received by MTA at least two weeks before the event date will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued thereafter. In-person registrations can be switched to online upon timely request. If space allows, in-person registrants may switch locations at no charge if MTA is notified at least one week before the original event date; otherwise, a $25/person fee will be assessed. Another individual from the same township may be substituted for your registration at any time without incurring a charge; please notify MTA of the change.

MTA’s Annual Conference offers three days of education and inspiration for township officials.

Our signature event, the Annual Conference & Expo returns to the Grand Traverse Resort April 22-25, 2024—connecting YOU with municipal experts, inspiring speakers and nearly 1,000 of your fellow officials. Educational offerings feature 50 timely township topics and our expo brings more than 100 municipal vendors. You’ll find all the details—from classes to highlights and hotel options to registration forms on our Conference webpages, conveniently packaged here or in the January issue of your Township Focus magazine. Click here to register online now or make your lodging reservations here. 

MTA brings you a new live webinar every month!

Make the most of your lunch break with MTA’s lunchtime learning series, Now You Know. These live monthly one-hour webinars provide timely updates, insights from our experts and a chance to get your questions answered in real time. 

Sign up now for our next episode coming to you live at noon on March 22, 2024:

Legislative Insights

Get the latest on today’s political landscape and its impact on township authority. We’ll share the inside scoop on the current measures being debated and how you can make a difference as well as what’s on the horizon for local governments. MTA’s Government Relations team will also outline key measures in the governor’s executive budget proposal, MTA’s legislative priorities, the impact of an election year and so much more, all in just one hour!

Click here to register online now


Next up: Join us on April 10 for our next episode, Public Use of Township Facilities. Watch for a detailed description and online registration, coming soon!

Looking for past episodes? Click here.

2024 Now You Know Schedule

See one you missed? Click here to watch it on-demand now! 

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. 

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.

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