Now You Know - All Aboard! Appointing New Board and Commission Members

Learn the ABCs of appointing new board and commission members

Township boards, commissions, and committees make up a diverse family in any township. In this one-hour session, MTA Staff Attorney Catherine Mullhaupt provides tips to help you keep your "township family" from becoming dysfunctional! She'll review the types of boards, commissions and committees townships may have, including the procedures for appointing members to different township bodies. Learn the difference between statutory bodies and advisory committees including how much authority they have, and so much more.

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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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