Secrets to Great Board Meetings

The Secrets Behind Great Board Meetings
You look forward to your township board meetings, because they are always focused on important issues that impact on the quality of life in your township. The board’s business is handled efficiently; the public is actively and appropriately engaged and board members deliberate courteously and thoughtfully. Decisions are based on facts and knowledge, not guesses and opinions. The entire meeting reflects well on the township board members and on the community. 

Or maybe not. If this scenario doesn’t describe YOUR township board meetings, you will not want to miss this session. Learn how township boards have transformed themselves from dysfunctional to dynamic.

G. Lawrence “Larry” Merrill

Former Executive Director, Michigan Townships Association

Under the general direction of the Board of Directors, Larry spent many years executing the policies prescribed by the MTA Board of Directors and the membership. He was responsible for the overall operation and administration of the Association, where he has served since 1980. Prior to working for the Association, Larry was a county administrator and director of a county emergency medical services department.  Larry holds a master's degree in public administration, is the author of numerous books and articles on local government finances, administration and services and is a a popular presenter on topics related to townships and board governance. 


Secrets to a Great Board Meeting
Recorded 03/16/2011
Recorded 03/16/2011 Webcast video for Secrets to a Great Board Meeting