2021 MTA UP North Summit

When:  Sep 13, 2021 from 09:30 to 16:00 (ET)
Join fellow officials from across the state September 13 & 14 at the Island Resort & Conference Center—located in Harris, just west of Escanaba—for MTA’s UP North Summit. Th is event offers excellent networking opportunities and premier educational programming. Take advantage of discounted early-bird rates. Register by Aug. 27 and save!

Practical techniques and valuable resources
The program is packed with informative sessions featuring topics relevant to the entire township board, and some tailored to the duties specific to your township board position. Take advantage of this learning opportunity and connect with others who can help make your role as a township official more fulfilling. It’s an investment worth making!

Exceptional value
Officials are encouraged to register for the full program to get the most out of this educational experience. Registration fees include all meals. Can't get away for more than a day? Single-day rates are also available.

Informative general sessions and breakouts
Gather as a group for four informative sessions offering insights and information for today’s townships, and choose from eight breakout sessions. General session topics include:
  • Panel Discussion with Local Legislators 
  • Legislative Updates and Insights
  • The Township's Role with Marijuana in Michigan
  • Ensure Your Township's Assessing Measures Up
Educational breakout sessions include:
  • Elections Update
  • What Your Township Needs to Know About Solar Energy Facilities
  • You Paid What for What?
  • Sandbox Ettiquette
  • No One Left Inside
  • Making the Most of Your Meetings 
  • Understanding Ordinances
  • Fraud Prevention
Valuable networking
Your fellow officials know better than anyone the challenges you face! Don't miss this unique opportunity for northern Michigan township officials to gather for valuable education and networking. 

Northern Market expo
Designed to help you find providers of products and services that can help your township run more efficiently. Network with vendors, get your questions answered and you may even win a prize!

Evening event
After a full day of intensive education, we know you’ll be ready to get out of the classroom and into the great outdoors. Monday night's dinner features food, festivities and fun! Guest rate available for dinner & evening event; see registration form for details.

Safety first
MTA is fully committed to offering a safe and comfortable learning environment. We will be adhering to all current MDHHS Orders, facility rules and CDC guidelines during our in-person
events until restrictions are lifted. By registering you acknowledge your willingness to comply with current safety protocols during the event. Failure to comply may result in not being allowed to participate.

BONUS: Join us after the Summit, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 14, for Cemetery Management, for three hours of education covering all things cemetery-related. MTA Member Information Services Liaison Cindy Davis (also a featured conference speaker for the Michigan Association of Municipal Cemeteries!) will dig into legal obligations and ordinances, setting fees and budgeting, the role of committees and caretakers, plus new trends in green and natural burials. Add this course to your Summit registration for only $99/person (member early-bird rate; includes dinner & workshop materials) — Premium Pass subscribers get an additional $20 discount!


PO Box 351
W399 Hwy 2 & 41
Harris, MI 49845-0351