Effectively Exercising Board Authority (2-part series)

Although some individual board members have administrative duties, all township board members have an important role to play as the township board exercises the authority of the township internally through township administration. 

Learn the essential functions and authorities of a township board and individual board offices, as well as differences from the private sector. The second segment will cover the basics of governing, as well as how ethics, leadership and decision-making impact your public service.

Catherine Mullhaupt (Moderator)

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.

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