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
Presenter: Cindy Dodge, MTA Member Information