May 1, 2020
Cemetery expert and Member Information Services (MIS) Liaison Cindy Dodge leads this free hour-long session, moderated by MIS Director Michael Selden, offering guidance on the township’s role on burials and funeral services during the crisis, as well as providing answers to your questions on maintaining township properties.
Resources from webinar:
• American Cemetery and Cremation
• Executive Order 2020-43 – Public accommodations & gatherings (see section 3c)
• CDC Resources for Parks & Recreational Facilities (language for signage)
• CDC Visiting Parks and Places of Recreation (Dos & Don’ts language for signage)
• CDC Frequently Asked Questions including funerals
• Mlive Closed Playgrounds & park sample signs & photos of preventative measures
• MTA Cemetery & Parks Management due to COVID-19
• OSHA Guidelines for Employees in the Workplace due to COVID19
April 22, 2020
Everything seems more difficult now than ever before. This is not an easy transition. MTA and 2018 Conference keynoter Brett Culp want to remind you that you are not alone. Listen to a special message from Brett including three tips on staying strong and leading your community through this crisis.
April 15, 2020
Hear MTA’s entire Member Information Services team—Director Michael Selden, Staff Attorney Catherine Mullhaupt and MIS Liaison Cindy Dodge—answer a variety of questions about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on your township operations in this free, recorded hour-long session, moderated by MTA Executive Director Neil Sheridan, that was presented live on April 15.
April 14, 2020
Hear from MTA’s Director of Government Relations on our involvement during the COVID-19 period including work with the Governor’s Office and State departments. Learn more about the state budget, supplemental funding, and the federal stimulus bills as well as their impact to your township.
Guest: Judy Allen, MTA’s Director of Government Relations
April 14, 2020
Don’t miss this special message from Michigan State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer offering insights into training, resources from the Bureau of Fire Services and the CDC as well as his insights into PPE for firefighters.
Guest: Michigan State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer
April 8, 2020
Listen in as MTA’s Staff Attorney Catherine Mullhaupt and Member Information Service Director Michael Selden discuss handling Freedom of Information Act requests in light of Gov. Whitmer’s recent executive order providing temporary flexibility on statutory requirements. (audio only)
April 2, 2020
This episode of Township Talk focuses on the importance of bringing broadband access to under and unserved communities in Michigan. The episode was recorded prior to the first case of COVID-19 in Michigan and subsequent actions and changes throughout our state, so the tone and focus of the conversation is certainly different than if we had recorded it today. However, the need for reliable internet access—for our students, businesses and local governments--is more evident than ever. In this episode, MTA Executive Director Neil Sheridan talks with partners from Merit Network and Michigan State University about broadband access and a project that aims to expand access to more Michiganders.
Guests: Johannes Bauer, MSU, Charlotte Bewersdorff and Pierrette Renée Dagg, Merit Network
March 31, 2020
Cindy Dodge, MTA Member Information Services Liaison brings you information about:
1. Working remotely
2. Families First Coronavirus Response Act
3. Emergency Family Medical Leave Act
4. Other payroll issues
Watch video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/79ZMY3oMxM8
February 28, 2020
At this year’s MTA Annual Conference, attendees will hear from our 2020 keynoter, Ty Bennett. The author of the book “Partnership is the New Leadership,” Ty will bring his powerful message on the importance of connecting with people and developing relationships for finding success. The conference theme this year is "Neighbors Serving Neighbors," and Ty’s message perfectly aligns with that sentiment. This episode is an opportunity to get a sneak peek from Ty on both his keynote speech and the breakout session he will be teaching.
Guest: Ty Bennett
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