Michigan Townships Association

Township Focus

Published 11 times a year, with a combined spring issue, MTA’s Township Focus magazine is the premiere source of ideas and information for Michigan’s 6,500-plus township officials, plus thousands more township personnel, state and federal lawmakers and more. On topics as varied as nuts-and-bolts statutory duties, to upcoming trends and legislative happenings, Focus includes articles ranging from in-depth cover stories and quick-read special features, to popular monthly columns, such as Executive Director Neil Sheridan’s insightful “Daily Democracy” and the always informative Q&A “Hello, MTA … ?”


MTA membership automatically provides a subscription for township board members, the planning/zoning commission chairperson and the township attorney. Member counties also receive subscriptions for elected officials, the equalization director and the road commission chairperson. Additional member subscriptions are available for $33 per year.

Subscription rate for residents or firms in member townships is $44 per year. Libraries and schools may subscribe for $33 per year.

To subscribe, download the subscription order form, mail, with payment, to: MTA, PO Box 80078, Lansing, MI 48908-0078. If paying with credit card, the form can be faxed to (517) 321-8908. MTA members can also subscribe online via the MTA Store. If you have questions regarding Township Focus subscriptions, contact Rebecca, MTA records assistant, at (517) 321-6467.

Michigan Township News Cover Story Archive

Before Township Focus we had Michigan Township News. Read cover articles from as far back as 2006.











More details

  • Got an idea for an article? Contact editor Jenn Fiedler.
  • Are you a company looking to reach the township market? Advertising in Township Focus is a great way to reach local leaders!
  • Want to place a classified in an upcoming issue? Find out details on how to do so here

Read the latest issue

This month’s cover story: Outdoor recreation
fosters quality of life, economic development

Additional articles include: 

  • The four Cs: Adapting to firefighter training
    requirement changes (Feature)
  • Record retention (Hello, MTA ?)
  • Property tax collections (Financial Forum) 
  • A look ahead to the fall legislative session (Inside Lansing)