Michigan Townships Association

Upcoming Training

Cemetery Management & Administration

Gain a better understanding of the rules and regulations for managing your township cemetery during this afternoon class led by MTA’s own Cindy Dodge, a featured Michigan Association of Municipal Cemeteries conference speaker. We’ll dig into legal obligations, fees and budgeting, the roles of advisory committees, sextons and caretakers, elements of green or natural burials and more!
The Jackson location has reached capacity! Please join us in Gaylord on June 20 or Mt. Pleasant on June 21. Download all the details, including a registration form here OR register online now.
Looking for a class a little further north? Join us at the Island Resort in Harris on July 18. Click here for the details and a registration form.
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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. Join us on Wednesday, June 14 at noon for our next webinar:

Who Can Talk to the Township Attorney … and When

Townships operate in a world of laws. Your relationship with your township attorney is important, but equally important is setting (and communicating) expectations so your entire board understands the process. MTA can help in just one hour! Join us as we partner with MTA legal counsel for our next live webinar on June 14 at noon. You’ll gain insights into best practices for utilizing your townships legal counsel to ensure you are operating lawfully but also in a fiscally responsible manner. Explore issues specific to townships, including typical compensation scenarios, tips for avoiding unnecessary legal risks and more.Click here to register now.

MTA Education Extravaganza brings experts, resources to the U.P. July 18 & 19

This all-new educational experience brings classes featured in other areas of the state throughout the year to the U.P. all at once in a convenient, and compact, format! Join us at the Island Resort in Harris (west of Escanaba) for a session, a day or both days, based on your areas of interest. Topics include cemetery management, financial fundamentals, planning & zoning insights and hot topics for township fire departments. Read all about it in your June magazine or use the links below!

Register online now or click here for the full brochure with class descriptions.

The Cemetery Management and Administration brought to you in part by

Learn more about CIMS Cemetery Software at https://www.cimscemeterysoftware.com/

MTA Professional Development Retreats

Retreats are back and better than ever! Connect with MTA and your fellow officials this fall at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs for two days of exclusive learning, networking and fun. You’ll walk away with insights tailored to your role in the township and connections that will last a lifetime. Registration materials are coming soon! Click here for dates and locations

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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Red Book Ready

Each chapter within the “little red book” corresponds with a class (or two!) that takes you deeper into the topics covered within that chapter. Given that classes vary widely in time and depth-from 75 minutes to several hours-you may need to take more than one to get the job done. Some classes may cover an […]

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Township Governance Academy

The Township Governance Academy (TGA) is a voluntary credentialing program intended to give township board members and other local leaders the knowledge and skills needed to make effective decisions for the benefit of their township. It’s designed to professionally challenge you and enhance your experience serving as an elected official.

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MTA Online Learning Center

Eliminate travel costs and schedule conflicts with this convenient, affordable option that delivers education directly to your desktop. Learn at your own pace (and convenience!) from the safety of your home office or township hall.

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