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    Get an overview of how townships handle resignations, appointments, compensation, the oath of office, required meetings/dates … and so much more!

    Hear MTA’s Member Information Services team share what you need to know about the transition of incoming (and outgoing!) officials between now and the launch of the new township term of office. "In the Transition" will review the “ins and outs” of how townships handle resignations, appointments, compensation, and the oath of office, as well as required meetings and dates. We’ll explain what “the transition” actually is, what’s happening, how you handle “elects,” when those running unopposed can assume duties… and so much more. 

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    Michael Selden

    Director of Member Information Services

    Michael Selden is MTA's director of Member Information Services. As director, he supervises the development and delivery of Association member information programs and services.

    Before joining MTA in November 2015, Selden served as the city manager of Wayland, Mich., for three years. In that role, he prepared and managed the city budget, supervised 22 employees, oversaw multiple city departments and served as liaison to numerous boards and commissions. Selden also served as the city manager of Bangor, Mich., from 2007-2012. He holds a master’s in public administration from the University of Michigan—Flint, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

    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.

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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. 

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    The township board has to set your township’s tax rates every September, and the L-4029 is at the heart of that process. Learn more about these rates and how to complete the required form.

    Now You Know - What You Need to Know about the Tax Rate Request Form (L-4029)

    The township board has to set your township’s tax rates every September, and the L-4029 is at the heart of that process. Learn what the board is actually authorizing and options you have regarding your township’s millage(s). The L-4029 is also a source of information when considering township millage renewals or increases—and other entities’ L-4029s are needed for setting the tax roll and tax bills. Every board member needs to know your L-4029!

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    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.

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    Get an overview of options every township should consider in their approach to effective enforcement.

    Now You Know - Successful Ordinance Enforcement Strategies

    There is no "one-size fits all" approach when it comes to township ordinances and the best ways to enforce them. Get an overview of options every township should consider in their approach to effective enforcement. From forms to checklists and warnings to penalties, we’ll review what you need to know about documenting and pursuing violations to your township’s ordinances. This one-hour webinar is led by attorney Seth Koches from Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman PC.

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    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. 

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    This three-part webcast will offer ways to be more open and transparent with your community, tips for determining what your residents need and want, and tools to keep them informed about your township's activities.

    Enhancing credibility in the public eye begins with your township board. Examine ways of being more open and transparent to the community— a valuable exercise to increase trust at the local level. Explore ways of determining what your constituents want and how to keep them informed about your township’s activities. Includes a discussion on cultivating emerging leaders in your community.

    This webcast includes three segments, which can be viewed separately for your convenience. TGA candidates must view ALL segments and complete a PAC form as well as the course quiz (after part 3) to receive credit.

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    Susan Radwan

    CAE

    Susan Radwan, CAE, Leading Edge Mentoring, Grand Ledge

    Susan is a governance and leadership consultant who focuses on facilitating an authentic leadership process, resulting in accountability in leadership and governance. She is a regular presenter at MTA functions and served as the primary consultant for the development of the Township Governance Academy.

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    This three-part webcast will help you learn to identify key values and needs in your community, and explores how to use that information to define your future direction as a township and in regional placemaking.

    Identifying core community values and expectations is a critical component in serving your community. This three-part webcast offers strategies for evaluating township programs and services, and explores the need for innovation and change. By examining both adversity and opportunities, you can identify how to balance short-term issues with a long-term vision. Rekindle your township’s mission by examining your community’s past, present and future.

    This webcast includes three segments, which can be viewed separately for your convenience. TGA candidates must view ALL segments and complete a PAC form as well as the course quiz (after part 3) to receive credit.

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    Susan Radwan

    CAE

    Susan Radwan, CAE, Leading Edge Mentoring, Grand Ledge

    Susan is a governance and leadership consultant who focuses on facilitating an authentic leadership process, resulting in accountability in leadership and governance. She is a regular presenter at MTA functions and served as the primary consultant for the development of the Township Governance Academy.

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    Hear from a certified assessor about proactive steps you can take to ensure your township's assessing functions are running smoothly.

    Now You Know - Assessing Your Township's Assessing

    Assessment administration is one of three mandated functions that townships are required to perform. We know that not everyone “speaks assessing” but it’s critical that your board knows what to ask and what to look for. This one-hour webinar, led by MTA’s own Cindy Dodge—a certified assessor—will identify steps you can take to ensure your assessing functions are running smoothly. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the board’s role in assessing oversight, including what happens if your township doesn’t measure up.

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    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.

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    Take the next step in our three-part ordinance series and learn more about adopting and amending ordinances.

    Now You Know - Adopting Ordinances

    Are your ordinances tailored to your township’s needs and vision? Ordinances can be used to protect residents and retain the character of your community. Join MTA legal counsel for a review of proper ordinance adoption and amendment procedures. Recorded May 18, 2022.

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    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.