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Flushing Charter Township clerk earns credential in township governance

Flushing Charter Township (Genesee Co.) Clerk Wendy Meinburg has taken the next step to further enhance the effectiveness of her township by completing the Michigan Townships Association’s (MTA) Township Governance Academy (TGA). Through her participation in the intensive education program, Meinburg was able to learn enhanced tools and decision-making processes

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Deater elected 2022 president of Michigan Townships Association

Grant Township (St. Clair Co.) Supervisor Bill Deater has been elected 2022 president of the Michigan Townships Association (MTA). Serving more than 99% of Michigan’s 1,240 townships—which includes more than 6,500 elected leaders plus tens of thousands of additional township appointed officials, staff and volunteers—MTA is the largest municipal association

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Schafer re-elected to Michigan Townships Association Board of Directors

Eagle Township (Clinton Co.) Supervisor Patti Jo Schafer will continue to serve the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors, after being re-elected District 20 director at the Association’s Annual Educational Conference & Expo, held April 25-28 in Lansing. Schafer was re-elected by her township peers at a caucus election to

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Rowley Elected to Michigan Townships Association Board of Directors

Bangor Charter Township (Bay Co.) Supervisor Glenn Rowley will continue to serve on the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors, following his election as director of MTA District 13—which encompasses Bay, Gladwin and Midland Counties—at MTA’s 2022 Annual Educational Conference, held April 25-28 in Lansing. Rowley was first appointed

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Morton Township trustee re-elected to MTA Board of Directors

Morton Township (Mecosta Co.) Trustee Yulanda Bellingar will continue to serve as District 12 director, which encompasses Isabella, Mecosta and Newaygo Counties, on the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors. Bellingar was re-elected to the position by her township peers at a caucus election held during the Association’s Annual

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Kenneth Lobert elected to Michigan Townships Association Board of Directors

Ossineke Township (Alpena Co.) Supervisor Kenneth Lobert will continue to help guide the state’s largest municipal association—the Michigan Townships Association (MTA)—on its board of directors, after being re-elected to serve as the MTA District 7 director. Lobert was re-elected to the position at MTA’s 2022 Annual Educational Conference, held April

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Rogers re-elected to MTA Board of Directors

Coldwater Township (Branch Co.) Supervisor Donald Rogers will continue to serve on the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors, after being re-elected to the position of MTA District 23 director at the Association’s Annual Educational Conference & Expo, held April 25-28 in Lansing. Rogers has served as director of District

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James Township treasurer re-elected to MTA Board of Directors

James Township (Saginaw Co.) Treasurer Joanne Boehler will continue to represent District 17, which encompasses Genesee, Saginaw and Shiawassee Counties, on the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors. Boehler was re-elected to the position by her township peers at a caucus election held during the Association’s Annual Educational Conference

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Lowe re-elected to Michigan Townships Association Board of Directors

Genoa Charter Township (Livingston Co.) Trustee Diana Lowe will continue to serve the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Board of Directors, after being re-elected MTA District 25 director. Lowe was re-elected to the position of director of District 25, which includes Livingston, Monroe, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties, at the Association’s Annual

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Beeson elected secretary of Michigan Townships Association

Pine River Township (Gratiot Co.) Supervisor Kevin Beeson has been elected secretary of the Michigan Townships Association (MTA). He was elected to the position helping to lead the state’s largest municipal association by his township peers at MTA’s 2022 Annual Educational Conference, held April 25-28 in Lansing. Beeson has been a

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Bennett elected first vice president of Michigan Townships Association

Addison Township (Oakland Co.) Clerk Pauline Bennett has been elected first vice president of the Michigan Townships Association (MTA). She was elected to the position helping to lead the state’s largest municipal association by her township peers at MTA’s 2022 Annual Educational Conference, held April 25-28 in Lansing. Bennett, who

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MTA Legislators of the Year named

The Michigan Townships Association (MTA) recognized Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and Rep. Jack O’Malley (R-Almira Twp.) for their support of township government by presenting them with MTA’s 2022 “Legislator of the Year” awards. Sen. Moss and Rep. O’Malley received the prestigious awards, which honor lawmakers who are instrumental in legislative efforts impacting township government and who

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Michigan Townships Association sets 2022-23 legislative priorities

The Michigan Townships Association (MTA) announces its 2022-23 legislative priorities, following adoption of its policy platform by Association member township officials. The MTA membership approved the Association’s platform on April 28 at the MTA Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the MTA Annual Conference & Expo at the Lansing Center.

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Michigan Townships Association announces new Executive Committee

Bill Deater, supervisor of Grant Township (St. Clair Co.), has been elected 2022 president of the Michigan Townships Association (MTA). Deater was elected president of the largest municipal association in Michigan at MTA’s Annual Educational Conference & Expo, held this week at the Lansing Center. Deater has served his residents

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Michigan Townships Association offers scholarship to future local leaders

The past two years have shown us how critically important community leaders, programs and services are in helping to support Michigan residents. The Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Robert R. Robinson Scholarship offers financial assistance to today’s students who are aspiring to future leadership roles in their community. Applications for this

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MML, MTA and MI Planning Association issue joint release in response to rushed passage of short-term rental legislation

LANSING – The House Commerce and Tourism Committee approved legislation today that would significantly limit how local communities regulate commercial short-term rental properties in residential neighborhoods across the state. A last-minute substitute to House Bill 4722 was given to stakeholders minutes before the committee meeting started and was swiftly passed without

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Michigan Townships Association announces new Executive Committee

Peter Kleiman, supervisor of Harris Township (Menominee Co.), has been named 2021 president of the Michigan Townships Association (MTA). Kleiman’s term leading the largest municipal association in Michigan will conclude following the Association’s Annual Educational Conference & Expo in April 2022. Kleiman has served his residents as township supervisor since

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