Cemetery Management & Administration - Gaylord

When:  Jun 20, 2023 from 13:00 to 17:00 (ET)
Gain a better understanding of the rules and regulations for managing your township cemetery during this afternoon class led by MTA’s own Cindy Dodge, a featured Michigan Association of Municipal Cemeteries conference speaker. We’ll dig into legal obligations, fees and budgeting, the roles of advisory committees, sextons and caretakers, elements of green or natural burials and more!

Registration and lunch begins at noon, class is held from 1 to 5 p.m.

MTA's Township Cemetery Management  book available at a discounted rate
Participants can add MTA’s Township Cemetery Management book to their registration for the discounted price of $34.50 (members only; non-members call for rates). This book offers a review of statutes that govern township authority over cemeteries, along with the financial aspects of this valuable service. Sample policies that can be customized for your township’s use are included with purchase. Pre-ordered books will be distributed onsite during check-in. A limited number will also be available to purchase on-site.

Cancellations, substitution and switching policy:
 Written cancellation requests received at the MTA office by May 23 will receive a full refund. In-person event “no shows” or those who cancel after May 23 will be converted to online access. No refunds will be issued after May 23 without extenuating circumstances. If space allows, you may switch locations at no charge if you notify MTA at least one week prior to class; otherwise, a $25/person fee will be assessed. You may substitute another individual from your township without incurring a charge; please notify MTA of the change.