Michigan Townships Association

2019 Township Focus Archive


This month’s cover story: Asset management: A game-changer

Additional articles include:

  • Clearing the haze on recreational marijuana in Michigan (Feature)
  • Recreational Marijuana (Hello, MTA … ?)
  • IRS W-2 and W-4 forms (Financial Forum)


This month’s cover story: Assessing reforms to require better accountability, more resources

Additional articles include:

  • Remembering George H.W. Bush’s time in Grosse Ile Township (Feature)
  • Legislature, governor show ‘lame duck’ restraint (Local View)
  • Zoning Board of Appeals (Hello, MTA … ?)
  • Electronic transactions (Financial Forum)

March - aPRIL

This month’s cover story: Cybersecurity: Protecting your township

Additional articles include:

  • Articulating values and establishing ethical standards are core township board obligations (Local View)
  • The power of influence (Feature)
  • Budget and end of year questions (Financial Forum)


This month’s cover story: Jeff Sorensen leads MTA in 2019

Additional articles include:

  • A look back at MTA’s 2019 Conference & Expo (Feature)
  • Township branding strategy helps enhance community identity (Feature)
  • Solar and wind energy (Hello, MTA … ?)
  • Form F-65 (Financial Forum)


This month’s cover story: Assessing your township’s assessing

Additional articles include:

  • Townships must act soon on recreational marijuana ordinance (Feature)
  • Vendor Directory (Feature)
  • Public records, retention and disposal (Hello, MTA … ?)
  • Deficit for compliance, Uniform Budgeting and Accounting Act (Financial Forum)


This month’s cover story: Protecting Michigan’s water resources

Additional articles include:

  • Meet Neil Sheridan, MTA’s new leader (Feature)
  • Tax collection (Hello, MTA … ?)
  • Financial institutions and transactions (Financial Forum)


This month’s cover story: Examining rural issues

Additional articles in this issue include:

  • Partnership for roads require communication and trust (Local View)
  • ‘Mountain biking mecca’ draws thousands to the U.P. (Feature)
  • Court rulings impacting townships (Legal Review)
  • Public retirement systems (Financial Forum)
  • Public meetings (Hello, MTA … ?)


This month’s cover story: Get ready The importance of Census 2020 for townships

Additional articles include:

  • How a ripple becomes a wave (Daily Democracy)
  • Why the lowest price isn’t always the best deal (Feature)
  • Honoring the past for future generations (Feature)
  • Farms under Right to Farm and GAAMPS (Hello, MTA … ?)


This month’s cover story: Rethinking your board’s decision-making

Additional articles include:

  • Internal controls (Hello, MTA … ?)
  • “He’s my hero’—Lieutenant saves his captain’s life with liver donation (Feature)
  • Inspiring tomorrow’s future leaders (Feature)


This month’s cover story: SB 431 digs away at local say over gravel mining

Additional articles include:

  • Deputies (Hello, MTA … ?)
  • Uniform chart of accounts (Financial Forum)
  • Vintage fire truck returns to its township department (Feature)
  • Advocating for townships with the MTA Legal Defense Fund (Feature)


This month’s cover story: The opioid crisis and how townships can respond

Additional articles include:

  • Bidding a fond farewell to MTA’s Penny Haney (Feature)
  • Forgotten no more Unmarked graves of Civil War veterans receive headstones, thanks to deputy clerk, volunteer (Feature)
  • Election workers (Financial Forum)