Minnesota Association of Townships Educational Conference and Annual Meeting November 20-22
The Minnesota Association of Townships is a nonprofit corporation representing Minnesota's 1,786 townships and nearly 9,000 officers. Annually, the Association hosts a 2 1/2-day Educational Conference and Annual Meeting. This year the group is ce...
The Minnesota Association of Townships is a nonprofit corporation representing Minnesota's 1,786 townships and nearly 9,000 officers. Annually, the Association hosts a 2 1/2-day Educational Conference and Annual Meeting. This year the group is celebrating its 75th year as an Association at the Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria on Nov. 20-22. The theme is "Townships Unite."
The event kicks off on Thursday evening with exhibitors displaying their services and resources. Exhibits continue Friday, as well as the beginning of the Association's educational workshops.
The Friday general session will open with panels on nondegredation septic, stormwater wetland rules and shoreland issues.
Governor Tim Pawlenty, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Senator Norm Coleman, Senator Amy Klobuchar and Representative Collin Peterson have been invited, along with Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto who is scheduled to speak on Friday.
Breakout workshops include:
- Board of Appeal & Equalization Training;
- CTAP Sign Reflectivity;
- Joint Powers Program;
- CTAS - Cities & Towns Accounting System;
- Year End Financial Activities/CTAS Reports.
The popular round table discussions will address many important topic issues to include, but not limited to: "Talk to your Legislator" "Ask Your Director," 2010 Census, "Ask Your MAT Attorney," Fire Certification Program, Federal Tax Compliance for Townships, Energy, IRS issues and more.
The Friday evening banquet will be highlighted with programs honoring accomplished township officers nominated by their peers for "Leader of the Year." Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students whose essays were written about township government.
Saturday is the Association's business meeting. At this meeting the membership will vote on the legislative platform, other Association issues and hear from several invited legislators.
If you live in a township, encourage your elected officials to attend this valuable educational program.
Full program agenda, conference activities, including spouse events and registration forms can be found on our website, www.mntownships.org .
The Minnesota Association of Townships is a non-profit corporation representing Minnesota townships. Township Government reflects the image as stated by our forefathers who believed that the government that governs best, is government which is closest to the people, "Grassroots Township Government." For more information, visit the Web site at www.mntownships.org .