Township Finances (F-103)

This six part webcast explores in depth how township boards can achieve a greater degree of control over the township’s financial position and assure that resources are directed to address the township’s highest and greatest needs. Topics covered include:

  • The board’s role in establishing a powerful budgeting process.
  • What every board needs to do to protect the township’s financial assets.
  • How to determine the correct amount of township fi nancial reserves.
  • The early warning signs of potential financial problems.
  • How great township boards spend their time at meetings.

This webcast includes six video segments, which can be viewed separately as your schedule allows. TGA candidates must view ALL segments and complete a Practical Application Committment (PAC) form as well as the course quiz (after the final video segment) to receive credit. The PAC form is available for download from the handouts tab, once the webcast is purchased.

G. Lawrence “Larry” Merrill

Executive Director, Michigan Townships Association

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

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Protecting Financial Assets - Part 1
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin playback. 1 hour 17 minutes
Protecting Financial Assets - Part 2
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin playback. 21 minutes
Protecting Financial Assets - Part 3
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin playback. 41 minutes
Assessing Financial Position - Part 1
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin playback. 1 hour 12 minutes
Assessing Financial Position - Part 2
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin playback. 24 minutes
Four Principles of the Budget Process
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin playback. 1 hour 27 minutes
Township Finances (F-103) - Quiz
10 Questions
10 Questions TGA Candidates: You must pass this quiz with at least a 70% (7 out of 10) score to pass and receive TGA credit.