2023 MTA Board of Review Training - Chelsea

When:  Feb 2, 2023 from 12:00 to 16:00 (ET)
Under Public Act 660 of 2018, every board of review member (and alternate) must complete State Tax Commission-approved training at least once every term. MTA can help! We’re offering both in person and online Board of Review Training this February. You can choose from two classes, one that satisfies the training requirement OR another, more advanced class that explores common trouble spots, hot topics and other issues encountered by boards of review. You’ll walk away with critical insights, even if you’ve been on the board of review for years! Topics by session are listed below.

PA 660 Required Training for Board of Review Members
(Meets the STC’s required biannual training requirement)
• Overview of the board’s role and statutory authority
• How to handle protests
• July and December boards of review
• Key items for 2023

Beyond the Basics: Management of the Board of Review
(Does NOT meet the STC’s training requirement)
• Key points of the new STC assessment roll audit
• What goes in the minutes and on the agenda
• Tips and tricks: Handling paperwork and forms
• What you need to know about the Open Meetings Act
• Key questions: What can you answer, when to involve your assessor
• 2023 trouble-spots and hot topics

Instructors vary by location: Cindy Dodge, MCAO, MTA Member Information Services Liaison; Shila Kiander, MAAO, Mecosta County Equalization Director; Deborah Ring, Michigan Master Assessing Officer (MMAO); and Laurie Spencer, MMAO, Presque Isle Township Assessor

Regardless which class you choose you’ll receive comprehensive handouts and resource materials, including samples, updated forms and bulletins, as well as guidance and information created specifically for the board of review. (Assessors seeking renewal credit will find it at our April 17 class held in conjunction with MTA’s Annual Conference. Details available on our website.)


1645 Commerce Park Drive
Chelsea, MI