March In-Person Training: Envisioning Communities of Tomorrow

Join us for a half-day seminar discussing how to create the future of local government services. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 AM with the training beginning at 9:00. Tickets are $35 each. Event registration is online here. The Problem: A centuries-old orthodoxy rules over the daily affairs of local government decision-making and service delivery. Local government orthodoxy, a …

February Virtual Training: Changes to the Notary Law

Last Year, the General Assembly made changes to the laws governing Notaries Public in the State of Illinois. This includes additional requirements around record keeping and other matters. Attorney Brian Armstrong of Luetkehans, Brady, Garner & Armstrong, LLC will present on these changes and present a brief overview of all laws impacting notaries. Brian joined Luetkehans, Brady, Garner & Armstrong …

January Virtual Training: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The DIET that works- Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Townships No two townships are the same- from its residents to its landscape. For a township to successfully serve, it is important that leadership and staff understand who resides and engages with the township, to better understand and address the needs of the community. This training provides an introduction to diversity, …

January Quarterly Meeting (VIRTUAL)

Join us virtually for the Quarterly Membership Meeting, Wednesday, January 10 at 2:00 PM. There will be two guest speakers. State Representative Suzanne Ness will join us to update MTA’s membership on relevant legislative issues expected to come up in the Spring session. Rep. Ness serves as the Vice-Chair of House Counties and Townships Committee. Erin Slone, Deputy Director of …

December Virtual Training: Essentials of Aggression Management

The Essentials of Aggression Management (EoAM) program is a “must-have” training session for any organization that is serious about employee safety. As incidents of aggressive behavior and workplace violence continue to increase in workplaces across the country, managers and employees alike face more and more challenges in de-escalating situations before they become violent. The Essentials of Aggression Management program was …

November Virtual Training: Paid Leave For All Workers Act

Implementing any new law into your policies and procedures is difficult. It is even more difficult when the law is as a drastic change from the status quo as the new Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act. Even if you currently offer paid leave for your employees, you will have to comply with the Act. Join us Wednesday, November …

October Training: Seminar On The New General Assistance Law

MTA is hosting an in-depth training seminar on the new General Assistance law passed in last Spring’s Legislative Session. The changes in the law are quite substantial. This will take place Wednesday, October 25 from 2-4:30 both virtually and in-person at the Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 S. IL Route 59 in Bartlett. Following the in-person seminar, a reception sponsored …

Quarterly Membership Meeting

MTA’s Quarterly Membership Meeting is taking place Wednesday, October 11 at 6:00 PM at Leyden Township, 2501 N. Mannheim Rd in Franklin Park. Please RSVP by 10/9 to Nick Allen at nallen@metrotownships.org so our hosts have an accurate count for dinner.

Annual Township Symposium

Join us for the annual MTA Township Symposium, scheduled for Thursday, September 28 at 5:00 PM at Hanover Township’s Senior Center. You can purchase tickets at this link. Thank you to Township Officials of Cook County and Township Officials of DuPage County for again co-sponsoring this event. RSVPs are due by Friday, September 22. The evening will progress as follows: …

August Virtual Training

Join us at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 16 for our virtual training: Best Practices of Bidding, Purchasing, and Contracting. Email Nick Allen for the Zoom link. Due to their unique features, townships in Illinois must comply with a myriad of complex, sometimes conflicting competitive procurement requirements. This comprehensive training seminar, led by expert township attorneys, will provide an understanding …