2024 MTA Board of Review Training - ONLINE (Feb. 13, Feb. 26 & March 4)

When:  Feb 13, 2024 from 13:00 to 13:00 (ET)
PLEASE NOTE: THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR ONLINE TRAINING ONLY. Those taking the required training online must participate live, keep their cameras on during class and complete a quiz at the end of to receive certification. 

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 2024

Advanced Training:  Board of Review Management
(For those who have already met the training requirements for this term; This class does NOT meet the STC’s biennial training requirement)
• Procedural changes
• Best practices for minutes and agendas
•  Administration of paperwork and forms
• The impact of the Open Meetings Act
• How to respond and when to punt your assessor
• 2024 trouble-spots and hot topics
• Key points of the P.A. 660 audit

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 22 class held in conjunction with MTA’s Annual Conference. Details available soon on our Conference website.)

Online training dates include:

Feb. 13 (4-8 p.m.) - PA 660 Required Training for Board of Review Members
Feb. 26 (1 to 5 p.m.) - PA 660 Required Training for Board of Review Members
March 4 (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) - PA 660 Required Training for Board of Review Members
March 4 (1-5 p.m.) - Beyond the Basics: Management of the Board of Review (this session does NOT satisfy the mandated training required by PA 660)