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  • New Officials Training for Supervisors

    Contains 7 Component(s)

    A full overview of your duties, starting with your role as a board member through responsibilities specific to your elected office.

    This multi-part webcast offers the same content as our full-day New Officials Training, delivered right to where you are! Start by getting an overview of township government, then learn what townships do -- and how to finance it. Get the basics on your role in financial oversight and how you can make every board meeting a great board meeting. Then, learn the specific roles and responsibilities of your elected office and get helpful tips from veteran township officials on what they wish they'd known when they were first elected.

    G. Lawrence “Larry” Merrill

    Former Executive Director, Michigan Townships Association

    Under the general direction of the Board of Directors, Larry spent many years executing the policies prescribed by the MTA Board of Directors and the membership. He was responsible for the overall operation and administration of the Association, where he has served since 1980. Prior to working for the Association, Larry was a county administrator and director of a county emergency medical services department.  Larry holds a master's degree in public administration, is the author of numerous books and articles on local government finances, administration and services and is a a popular presenter on topics related to townships and board governance. 

    Catherine Mullhaupt

    Staff Attorney, Member Information Services

    Catherine Mullhaupt

    Catherine joined MTA in 1991, working in the Education Department before joining Member Information Services in 2000. She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2006 and is currently the MTA Staff Attorney.

    Michael Selden

    Director of Member Information Services

    Michael Selden is MTA's director of Member Information Services. As director, he supervises the development and delivery of Association member information programs and services.

    Before joining MTA in November 2015, Selden served as the city manager of Wayland, Mich., for three years. In that role, he prepared and managed the city budget, supervised 22 employees, oversaw multiple city departments and served as liaison to numerous boards and commissions. Selden also served as the city manager of Bangor, Mich., from 2007-2012. He holds a master’s in public administration from the University of Michigan—Flint, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

    Cindy Davis

    ​MTA Information Specialist

    MTA Information Specialist Cindy Davis joined MTA in 2006 from Williamstown Township in Ingham County where she served as Clerk since 2005. She has been involved with the township since 2003 as assistant to the supervisor, planning commissioner, and assistant to the planning commission. She is currently a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer. Via phone, fax and e-mail, Cindy provides township officials and employees with information and resources regarding the day-to-day functions of township government. She is also the Association liaison for MTA county chapters, develops MIS Department resource materials, and presents workshop and Conference sessions.

  • New Officials Training for Treasurers

    Contains 7 Component(s)

    A full overview of your duties, starting with your role as a board member through responsibilities specific to your elected office.

    This multi-part webcast offers the same content as our full-day New Officials Training, delivered right to where you are! Start by getting an overview of township government, then learn what townships do -- and how to finance it. Get the basics on your role in financial oversight and how you can make every board meeting a great board meeting. Then, learn the specific roles and responsibilities of your elected office and get helpful tips from veteran township officials on what they wish they'd known when they were first elected.

    G. Lawrence “Larry” Merrill

    Former Executive Director, Michigan Townships Association

    Under the general direction of the Board of Directors, Larry spent many years executing the policies prescribed by the MTA Board of Directors and the membership. He was responsible for the overall operation and administration of the Association, where he has served since 1980. Prior to working for the Association, Larry was a county administrator and director of a county emergency medical services department.  Larry holds a master's degree in public administration, is the author of numerous books and articles on local government finances, administration and services and is a a popular presenter on topics related to townships and board governance. 

    Catherine Mullhaupt

    Staff Attorney, Member Information Services

    Catherine Mullhaupt

    Catherine joined MTA in 1991, working in the Education Department before joining Member Information Services in 2000. She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2006 and is currently the MTA Staff Attorney.

    Michael Selden

    Director of Member Information Services

    Michael Selden is MTA's director of Member Information Services. As director, he supervises the development and delivery of Association member information programs and services.

    Before joining MTA in November 2015, Selden served as the city manager of Wayland, Mich., for three years. In that role, he prepared and managed the city budget, supervised 22 employees, oversaw multiple city departments and served as liaison to numerous boards and commissions. Selden also served as the city manager of Bangor, Mich., from 2007-2012. He holds a master’s in public administration from the University of Michigan—Flint, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

    Cindy Davis

    ​MTA Information Specialist

    MTA Information Specialist Cindy Davis joined MTA in 2006 from Williamstown Township in Ingham County where she served as Clerk since 2005. She has been involved with the township since 2003 as assistant to the supervisor, planning commissioner, and assistant to the planning commission. She is currently a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer. Via phone, fax and e-mail, Cindy provides township officials and employees with information and resources regarding the day-to-day functions of township government. She is also the Association liaison for MTA county chapters, develops MIS Department resource materials, and presents workshop and Conference sessions.

  • New Officials Training for Trustees

    Contains 7 Component(s)

    A full overview of your duties, starting with your role as a board member through responsibilities specific to your elected office.

    This multi-part webcast offers the same content as our full-day New Officials Training, delivered right to where you are! Start by getting an overview of township government, then learn what townships do -- and how to finance it. Get the basics on your role in financial oversight and how you can make every board meeting a great board meeting. Then, learn the specific roles and responsibilities of your elected office and get helpful tips from veteran township officials on what they wish they'd known when they were first elected.

    G. Lawrence “Larry” Merrill

    Former Executive Director, Michigan Townships Association

    Under the general direction of the Board of Directors, Larry spent many years executing the policies prescribed by the MTA Board of Directors and the membership. He was responsible for the overall operation and administration of the Association, where he has served since 1980. Prior to working for the Association, Larry was a county administrator and director of a county emergency medical services department.  Larry holds a master's degree in public administration, is the author of numerous books and articles on local government finances, administration and services and is a a popular presenter on topics related to townships and board governance. 

    Catherine Mullhaupt

    Staff Attorney, Member Information Services

    Catherine Mullhaupt

    Catherine joined MTA in 1991, working in the Education Department before joining Member Information Services in 2000. She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2006 and is currently the MTA Staff Attorney.

    Michael Selden

    Director of Member Information Services

    Michael Selden is MTA's director of Member Information Services. As director, he supervises the development and delivery of Association member information programs and services.

    Before joining MTA in November 2015, Selden served as the city manager of Wayland, Mich., for three years. In that role, he prepared and managed the city budget, supervised 22 employees, oversaw multiple city departments and served as liaison to numerous boards and commissions. Selden also served as the city manager of Bangor, Mich., from 2007-2012. He holds a master’s in public administration from the University of Michigan—Flint, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

    Cindy Davis

    ​MTA Information Specialist

    MTA Information Specialist Cindy Davis joined MTA in 2006 from Williamstown Township in Ingham County where she served as Clerk since 2005. She has been involved with the township since 2003 as assistant to the supervisor, planning commissioner, and assistant to the planning commission. She is currently a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer. Via phone, fax and e-mail, Cindy provides township officials and employees with information and resources regarding the day-to-day functions of township government. She is also the Association liaison for MTA county chapters, develops MIS Department resource materials, and presents workshop and Conference sessions.

  • New Officials Training: Role of the Clerk

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This mini-webcast offers a look into the roles & responsibilities specific to the office of the clerk. Get helpful tips from veteran township officials on what they wish they'd known when they were first elected.

    This mini-webcast offers a look into the roles & responsibilities specific to the office of the clerk. Get helpful tips from veteran township officials on what they wish they'd known when they were first elected. 

    Catherine Mullhaupt

    Staff Attorney, Member Information Services

    Catherine Mullhaupt

    Catherine joined MTA in 1991, working in the Education Department before joining Member Information Services in 2000. She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2006 and is currently the MTA Staff Attorney.

  • New Officials Training: Role of the Supervisor

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This mini-webcast offers a look into the roles & responsibilities specific to the office of the supervisor. Get helpful tips from veteran township officials on what they wish they'd known when they were first elected.

    This mini-webcast offers a look into the roles & responsibilities specific to the office of the supervisor. Get helpful tips from veteran township officials on what they wish they'd known when they were first elected. 

    Michael Selden

    Director of Member Information Services

    Michael Selden is MTA's director of Member Information Services. As director, he supervises the development and delivery of Association member information programs and services.

    Before joining MTA in November 2015, Selden served as the city manager of Wayland, Mich., for three years. In that role, he prepared and managed the city budget, supervised 22 employees, oversaw multiple city departments and served as liaison to numerous boards and commissions. Selden also served as the city manager of Bangor, Mich., from 2007-2012. He holds a master’s in public administration from the University of Michigan—Flint, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

  • New Officials Training: Role of the Treasurer

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This mini-webcast offers a look into the roles & responsibilities specific to the office of the treasurer. Get helpful tips from veteran township officials on what they wish they'd known when they were first elected.

    This mini-webcast offers a look into the roles & responsibilities specific to the office of the treasurer. Get helpful tips from veteran township officials on what they wish they'd known when they were first elected. 

    Cindy Davis

    ​MTA Information Specialist

    MTA Information Specialist Cindy Davis joined MTA in 2006 from Williamstown Township in Ingham County where she served as Clerk since 2005. She has been involved with the township since 2003 as assistant to the supervisor, planning commissioner, and assistant to the planning commission. She is currently a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer. Via phone, fax and e-mail, Cindy provides township officials and employees with information and resources regarding the day-to-day functions of township government. She is also the Association liaison for MTA county chapters, develops MIS Department resource materials, and presents workshop and Conference sessions.

  • New Officials Training: Role of the Trustee

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This mini-webcast offers a look into the roles & responsibilities specific to the office of the trustee. Get helpful tips from veteran township officials on what they wish they'd known when they were first elected.

    This mini-webcast offers a look into the roles & responsibilities specific to the office of the trustee. Get helpful tips from veteran township officials on what they wish they'd known when they were first elected. 

    G. Lawrence “Larry” Merrill

    Former Executive Director, Michigan Townships Association

    Under the general direction of the Board of Directors, Larry spent many years executing the policies prescribed by the MTA Board of Directors and the membership. He was responsible for the overall operation and administration of the Association, where he has served since 1980. Prior to working for the Association, Larry was a county administrator and director of a county emergency medical services department.  Larry holds a master's degree in public administration, is the author of numerous books and articles on local government finances, administration and services and is a a popular presenter on topics related to townships and board governance. 

  • Ordinance Basics Part I: Board Authority

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Listen in as an expert in municipal law explains statutory authority for both zoning and non-zoning ordinances.

    Properly written and enforced ordinances can boost a township's credibility, limit public complaints and assist with fair and effective enforcement. Listen in as an expert in municipal law explains statutory authority for both zoning and non-zoning ordinances in this informative session which is the first in a series of four on Writing, Adopting & Enforcing Ordinances.

    Catherine P. Kaufman

    Attorney

    Catherine P. Kaufman is an attorney at Bauckham, Sparks, Lohrstorfer, Thall and Seeber, PC. Her practice includes all facets of municipal representation, with a concentration on land use, zoning and planning matters. She has served as advisor to municipal planning commissions and zoning boards of appeal, as well as to private citizen and environmental groups. A member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, she has also worked as a land use planner and is active in statewide planning organizations. An honors graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, she received a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Wayne State University.

  • Ordinance Enforcement Part I: The Legalities

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This informative session covers enforcement of local ordinances from a legal standpoint, presented by one of the leading enforcement attorneys in the state.

    To have any credibility, it is critical to enforce township ordinances. Explore enforcement methods, techniques and strategies for success including practical advice from one of the leading enforcement attorneys in the state on when to apply each method. Municipal civil infraction and misdemeanor penalty options will also be discussed.  This webcast is the third in a series of four on Writing, Adopting & Enforcing Ordinances.

    Roxanne Seeber

    Attorney

    Roxanne C. Seeber is an attorney at the Kalamazoo law firm of Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber and Kaufman, PC. Her practice focuses on ordinance drafting and enforcement, zoning and land use issues. Roxanne prosecutes ordinance enforcement and unsafe buildings cases in Allegan, St. Joseph, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren and Calhoun County District and Circuit Courts. She routinely provides advice to zoning administrators, ordinance enforcement officers and other township officials. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and the University of Toledo College of Law.   

  • Ordinance Enforcement Part II: Tips & Tricks from An Expert

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This informative session offers tips, advice and lessons learned from a seasoned ordinance enforcement officer/zoning administrator.

    Don’t miss Part II on Enforcement which is also the fourth and final webcast in our series on Writing, Adopting & Enforcing Ordinances. This informative session offers tips, advice and lessons learned from a seasoned ordinance enforcement officer/zoning administrator.

    Douglas Kuhlman

    Douglas Kuhlman is a zoning administrator/enforcement officer for multiple townships within St. Joseph and Cass Counties in Michigan.

    He's a certified police officer, licensed private investigator, 911 telecommunicator and former fire fighter/emergency medical technician.