Minnesota Association of Townships conference slated for Nov. 18-20
The Minnesota Association of Townships is a nonprofit corporation representing Minnesota's 1,785 townships and nearly 9,000 officers. For the 77th year, the Association is hosting a 2 1/2 day Educational Conference and Annual Meeting. This year i...
The Minnesota Association of Townships is a nonprofit corporation representing Minnesota's 1,785 townships and nearly 9,000 officers. For the 77th year, the Association is hosting a 2 1/2 day Educational Conference and Annual Meeting. This year it will be held at the DECC in Duluth on Nov. 18-20. Our theme is 'Bridging the Gap.'
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 presentations from Gopher State One Call Vendor Change by Kevin Grutzmacher, GSOC; disaster update by Wade Setter, Department of Public Safety; Market Value Credit cuts & town levies by Jason Nord, Department of Revenue; Green Acres by John Hagen, Department of Revenue; Clean Water by Keith Hanson, Barr Engineering; Fire & Rescue Task Force by Michael Campion, Commissioner of Dept of Public Safety and Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Retirement Plan by Mary Most Vanek, PERA. Our guest speaker on Friday will be Colleen Landkamer, State Director of the USDA.
Breakout workshops include:
- Board of Appeal & Equalization Training
- Double the Lawyers, Double the Fun
- CTAS Advanced Training (not for beginners)
- Clerks & Treasurers Year End Activities
The popular round table discussions will address many important issues to include, but not limited to: Talk to your Legislator, Ask Your MAT Attorney, Public Safety Department, State Auditor Q & A, Noxious Weed Law, Fire Board, Gopher State One Call, Fire & Rescue Task Force, Investments, How to Combat Wild Parsnip with the use of chemical and non-chemical methods and more.
The Friday evening banquet is highlighted by awarding four $1,000 scholarships to students whose essays were written about township government.
Saturday is the Association's Business meeting. At this meeting our 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 our website at www.mntownships.org .