Board Authorities, Responsibilities & Roles (April 12-13)

When:  Apr 12, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)
Designed for and open to all township officials, the sessions described below—featured on April 12-13—will serve as round two of our New Officials Training focusing on aspects not covered in our first round held in December and January. Cost for both days is only $99/person.

Monday, April 12, 1 to 5 p.m.
Board Authorities & Responsibilities
Part one of an intensive two-day event, this session covers aspects of township government that all township officials should know to successfully carry out their statutory and governing responsibilities. Every board member has equal authority and responsibility at the head table. So even if you’re not newly elected, we invite you to join us for this review of your township board “job description,” offering a deep dive into the key areas where you and your board exercise important policy decisions and practical tips on keeping a productive focus on what matters most.
Presenter: Catherine Mullhaupt, MTA Staff Attorney

Tuesday, April 13: 1 to 4 p.m.
Board Roles: Who Does What?

Part two offers insights into who does what and how the township team works together to get it all done. State law assigns each elected official specific duties and responsibilities, and sets forth rules and guidelines. But there are many routine actions and decisions not governed by statute. Who sets the board agenda? Who is appointed Freedom of Information Act coordinator? What about the website, township security, and all those other duties? Gain insights into managing the day-today operations, including handling public funds and financial reporting.
Presenter: Cindy Dodge, MTA Member Information Services Liaison