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  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    This one-hour webinar offering a review of township millages, covering differences between new millages and renewals, mandated elements, and much more.

    Now You Know - Planning for a Millage Question

    Is a millage ballot question in your township’s future? You won’t want to miss our next live webinar, led by MTA Staff Attorney Catherine Mullhaupt, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at noon. As townships grow and revenue sources become more limited, an understanding of voted millages can help township officials finance much-needed programs and services. Learn the nuances between a new millage and different types of renewals, mandated elements of a millage ballot question, tips for scheduling millage questions, and how far a township board can go to promote a ballot question.

    **Premium Pass subscribers: This webcast is already part of your subscription. To access, login then click MY WEBCASTS, then click the Premium Package link to view this webcast, or to access other webcasts included in your package.**

    Catherine Mullhaupt

    Staff Attorney, Member Information Services

    Catherine provides township officials and employees with information and resources regarding the day-to-day functions of township government. She writes for the "Hello, MTA...?" and Legal Briefs columns, and other articles in the Michigan Township Focus, develops MIS Department resource materials and webpages, authors MTA publications, and presents workshop and conference sessions, as well as live and recorded online courses.

    She joined MTA in 1991, spending her first nine years in MTA's Education Department writing and editing articles for the Township Focus and MTA publications. She coordinated educational workshops and the annual MTA trade show, and assisted in coordinating the annual MTA educational conference. 

    She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2006 and is currently the MTA Staff Attorney.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    This on-demand course covers a variety of assessing topics that all township board members should be knowledgeable about, ranging ethics, to monitoring your assessor, to checklists and timelines to help ensure your assessing is running smoothly.

    What Every Board Member Needs to Know About Assessing

    The township board is responsible for financing and managing the assessment process. You cannot take a hands-off approach or make the mistake of assuming that the job is covered—if something goes wrong, the township board (not the assessor) will be held responsible. Don’t wait until your board is faced with the state’s audit of assessing practices, take the wheel now! 

    Join MTA’s own Cindy Dodge, a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer, for an overview of the board’s role in assessing and walk away with timelines, calendars and a better understanding of who is responsible for what—and why. We’ll review assessing ethics, offer tips on how to respond to a wide variety of public inquiries and so much more!

    This on-demand webinar is geared for every member of your township board, regardless their level of experience. Clerks, treasurers, trustees and supervisors should all take a few steps  regularly to ensure their township’s assessing functions are running smoothly. Not only does this give your township a better chance of passing the state’s audit, it’s a great way to build trust and confidence with your community. Learn what to do if you have concerns regarding compliance and steps you can take to check the quality of your assessing.  We’ll offer insights from both the board and assessor perspective, and explore trouble-spots from a legal and a practical standpoint. You’ll take away tips for monitoring your assessor,  along with a checklist review sheet to help ensure your assessor meets requirements.

    Cindy Dodge

    MTA Member Information Liaison

    Michigan Townships Association

    MTA Member Information Liaison Cindy Dodge joined MTA in 2006 from Williamstown Township in Ingham County where she served as Clerk since 2005. She has been involved with the township since 2003 as assistant to the supervisor, planning commissioner, and assistant to the planning commission. She is currently a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer. Via phone, fax and e-mail, Cindy provides township officials and employees with information and resources regarding the day-to-day functions of township government. She is also the Association liaison for MTA county chapters, develops MIS Department resource materials, and presents workshop and Conference sessions as well as teaching live and recorded webinar courses.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Review the 2021-2022 legislative session, issues impacting township that may come up in lame duck session, plus what's on deck for 2023.

    Now You Know - 2022 Legislative Wrap-Up

    This one-hour session offers a recap of the 2021-2022 legislative session, offering insights into Michigan's "other" duck season and so much more! Listen as MTA’s Government Relations team brings the latest updates following the November election, from an overview of today’s political landscape and what issues may be considered—impacting your township—during the lame duck session, to what may be on deck for 2023.

    **Premium Pass subscribers: This webcast is already part of your subscription. To access, login then click MY WEBCASTS, then click the Premium Package link to view this webcast, or to access other webcasts included in your package.**

    Judy Allen

    Director of Government Relations

    MTA

    As director, Judy oversees MTA’s legislative efforts to advocate on legislation impacting township government. She represents the interests of MTA members before the Legislature and the administration.  

    Judy began working for MTA in 2012 and has previous experience working with state and local governments. Prior to coming to MTA, Judy served as Director of Government and Community Services of Oakland Schools, where she advocated on behalf of 28 districts in Lansing and Washington, D.C. Judy has also served as Chief of Staff to the Senate Majority Leader and was later appointed by then Gov. John Engler to serve as Chairperson of the Michigan State Liquor Control Commission.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Get a quick overview of the tax collection process, along with tips for every member of the board.

    Now You Know - Tax Collection and Your Township

    Tax collection is a mandatory function of every township. Yes, collecting property taxes is your treasurer’s duty, but every board member should understand both the collection and administration process. As treasurers around the state gear up to take on this task, we’ll share an overview of the basics, as well as tips for ensuring the whole board understands how to weigh in when it comes to putting that revenue to work!

    **Premium Pass subscribers: This webcast is already part of your subscription. To access, login then click MY WEBCASTS, then click the Premium Package link to view this webcast, or to access other webcasts included in your package.**

    Cindy Dodge

    MTA Member Information Liaison

    Michigan Townships Association

    MTA Member Information Liaison Cindy Dodge joined MTA in 2006 from Williamstown Township in Ingham County where she served as Clerk since 2005. She has been involved with the township since 2003 as assistant to the supervisor, planning commissioner, and assistant to the planning commission. She is currently a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer. Via phone, fax and e-mail, Cindy provides township officials and employees with information and resources regarding the day-to-day functions of township government. She is also the Association liaison for MTA county chapters, develops MIS Department resource materials, and presents workshop and Conference sessions as well as teaching live and recorded webinar courses.

  • Contains 7 Component(s)

    Recorded version of MTA's 2022 Regional Summit events, including education on a wide variety of township-focused topics.

    This recorded version of MTA's 2022 Regional Summits offers thought-provoking general sessions—including a legislative update—and classes on timely township topics, all designed to keep you informed and help you better serve your community. Session topics include: 

    • Financial Fundamentals
    • Top Topics for Today's Townships
    • Legislative Lowdown
    • Show Me the Money! What Townships Need to Know About Grants
    • Ins & Outs of Township Ordinances
    • Broadband: The Middle Mile and Your Township
    • Nuances of the Right to Farm Act (RTFA)

    This program includes access to a recorded version of every session listed above, along with all the associated handouts and presentation materials!

    MTA offers a special thanks to our Summit Sponsors:


    Baker Tilly logoConsumers Energy logoDTE logo
    Fahey Schultz logoGreat Lakes LogoHighline logo


    We also appreciate the companies that participated in the Summit Vendor Showcases. Click the links below to visit their websites and learn more.

    Accunet Web Services
    Buckham Thall Seeber Kauffman & Koches
    Boss Engineering
    BS&A Software 
    Burnham & Flower Insurance Group
    Consumers Energy
    DTE Energy
    Fleis & Vandenbrink
    Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes
    Great Lakes Recreation
    Hartleb Agency
                                                                                               

    Highline
    Hi Tech Systems Services
    Meeder Public Funds 
    Merit Network 
    MERS of Michigan 
    Michigan Township Participating Plan 
    Nickel & Saph, Inc. Insurance
    Shumaker Tech Group 
    State Land Bank Authority 
    Tri Media Environmental & Engineering
                                                                                               
  • Contains 8 Component(s)

    This package includes eight recorded training sessions with content specifically designed for township clerks.

    Our experts designed (and discounted!) a special package to help you get up-to-speed quickly on the responsibilities that come with your new office. These packages are also valuable for those assuming a new role on their township team and is even a good refresher for those who’ve held their office for some time. Every session is available on-demand, and these hand-picked packages offer significant discounts over individual session rates. You’ll get eight hand-picked sessions for the low rate of $150 and you’ll have one year from the date of your purchase to watch (and rewatch) each session!

    Topics include:

    Elections Update
    FOIA: What You Need to Know Now 
    Managing Adversity & Hostility 
    My Deputy & Me 
    Taking Township Minutes 
    Understanding Unemployment
    What Every Clerk Needs to Know about Personnel Management
    Your Role with the Open Meetings Act 

    Cindy Dodge

    MTA Member Information Liaison

    Michigan Townships Association

    MTA Member Information Liaison Cindy Dodge joined MTA in 2006 from Williamstown Township in Ingham County where she served as Clerk since 2005. She has been involved with the township since 2003 as assistant to the supervisor, planning commissioner, and assistant to the planning commission. She is currently a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer. Via phone, fax and e-mail, Cindy provides township officials and employees with information and resources regarding the day-to-day functions of township government. She is also the Association liaison for MTA county chapters, develops MIS Department resource materials, and presents workshop and Conference sessions as well as teaching live and recorded webinar courses.

    Cindy Lakin Morely

    Managing Partner

    Concentric Learning and Development

    Cindy Lakin Morley is Managing Partner at Concentric Learning and Development, where she is a leader in organizational development, performance management and training design and delivery. 

    In her role as Corporate Learning Director at Delta College, she developed partnerships with Fortune 100 organizations such as Dow Chemical and General Motors, to design and deliver local and global learning solutions. In addition, Cindy facilitates a variety of leadership, team-building and communication skills workshops and  has led workshops across the United States, in the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, Thailand, Malaysia and India.

    Catherine Mullhaupt

    Staff Attorney, Member Information Services

    Catherine provides township officials and employees with information and resources regarding the day-to-day functions of township government. She writes for the "Hello, MTA...?" and Legal Briefs columns, and other articles in the Michigan Township Focus, develops MIS Department resource materials and webpages, authors MTA publications, and presents workshop and conference sessions, as well as live and recorded online courses.

    She joined MTA in 1991, spending her first nine years in MTA's Education Department writing and editing articles for the Township Focus and MTA publications. She coordinated educational workshops and the annual MTA trade show, and assisted in coordinating the annual MTA educational conference. 

    She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2006 and is currently the MTA Staff Attorney.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    This one-hour webinar covers updates and changes for the 2022 election, plus reviews each of the different roles in the election process.

    Now You Know - 2022 Elections Update 

    As communities across the state are gearing up for the 2022 election, MTA’s own Cindy Dodge is poised to ensure township clerks are up to the challenge! This one-hour session will review of the differences between the township board, election commission, and election inspectors. You’ll walk away with armed with insights into navigating your township’s next election. From drop boxes to recounts, legal challenges to compensation, we’ll cover all the important details that your election team needs to know, now. 

    **Premium Pass subscribers: This webcast is already part of your subscription. To access, login then click MY WEBCASTS, then click the Premium Package link to view this webcast, or to access other webcasts included in your package.**

  • Contains 5 Component(s)

    This five-part series offers perspectives on fire fighter training, recruitment & retention, situational awareness and de-escalation techniques, as well as signs of PTSD and ways to help your emergency services team manage cumulative stress and take care of one another.

    Providing emergency and fire protection services for your community may be one of the more complicated (and critical!) services your township provides. MTA can help you get a handle on the hot issues facing your fire department and emergency services personnel. Township board members and fire officials alike will benefit from this multi-part program, designed to offer both an update and a better understanding of current challenges. 

    You’ll hear from a variety of experts—including State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer—on hot topics like the new Fire Fighter Training Council General Rules which include required continuing education training for all fire department members, insights into recruitment and retention and more! Experts in situational awareness will review indicators that will help you identify violent behavior, offer de-escalation techniques and prepare you to react appropriately to minimize the devastation in your community. 

    Then we’ll bring it home by examining the toll trauma has on department members’ well-being and what townships can do about it. Exposure to adrenaline and trauma can negatively affect a responder’s safety, decision-making and ability to remain ethically solid. Learn to recognize the warning signs for chronic and posttraumatic stress and take away techniques for managing the cumulative stress. We’ll also explore wellness strategies like peer support teams and other methods of support you can provide to help rescue your rescuers!

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    This one-hour webinar reviews the roles and responsibilities of the zoning administrator in township governance.

    Now You Know - The Role of the Zoning Administrator

    Your township’s zoning administrator is responsible for the overall administration of your zoning ordinance. But what exactly does that include and where do they fit into your township’s planning and zoning team? What’s the difference between their role and that of a planning commission or zoning board of appeals? Is it true they have less discretion and can incur serious personal liability? Get the answers to these questions and more in this one-hour webinar, led by MTA legal counsel from Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman PC.

    **Premium Pass subscribers: This webcast is already part of your subscription. To access, login then click MY WEBCASTS, then click the Premium Package link to view this webcast, or to access other webcasts included in your package.**

    Seth Koches

    Attorney

    Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman, PC

    Seth Koches is an attorney at Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman P.C. Prior to joining the firm, Seth worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney for 7 years in the Oakland County and Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s office prosecuting cases from simple retail fraud to criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to murder. Seth’s primary practice encompasses nearly every aspect of municipal law including annexation, ordinance enforcement, planning and zoning, and amicus writing. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Join MTA for an overview of the hottest emerging issues in planning and zoning for townships.

    Examine hot topics in township planning and zoning

    Join MTA for a how-to guide and real-life practical experiences about the latest in Hot Topics in Planning & Zoning. This half-day program identifies emerging issues in planning and zoning, and is a must for planning commissioners, township board members and zoning administrators.

    Dig into hot-button land use and zoning issues that are becoming a key topic of conversation in townships across the state. Short-term rental regulations in residential neighborhoods and zoning provisions for solar energy are just a few of the topics up for discussion. We’ll also review recommendations for how ‘hot potato’ topics and conflict of interest get handled in your township to avoid confusion, contention and ensure everyone knows their part in the process. You won’t want to miss this discussion on matching your townships planning and zoning with the character of your community! Learn what to do when your current approach to restricting an existing use isn’t working and what you can (and can’t!) do to balance property rights with preservation of your neighborhood residential, or agricultural, character. 

    Designed and presented by MTA Legal Counsel from the firm Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman PC

    Seth Koches

    Attorney

    Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman, PC

    Seth Koches is an attorney at Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman P.C. Prior to joining the firm, Seth worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney for 7 years in the Oakland County and Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s office prosecuting cases from simple retail fraud to criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to murder. Seth’s primary practice encompasses nearly every aspect of municipal law including annexation, ordinance enforcement, planning and zoning, and amicus writing. 

    Catherine P. Kaufman

    Attorney & Partner

    Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman, PC

    Catherine P. Kaufman is an attorney and partner at Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman, PC. Her practice includes all facets of municipal representation, with a concentration on land use, zoning and planning matters. She has served as advisor to municipal planning commissions and zoning boards of appeal, as well as to private citizen and environmental groups. A member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, she has also worked as a land use planner and is active in statewide planning organizations. An honors graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, she received a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Wayne State University.