What We Do

MTA supports member townships by:

  • Tracking developments in Springfield and providing updates to members

  • Facilitating conversations on policy positions
  • Providing training and educational programs designed to enhance the effectiveness of township governance

  • Conveying relevant statutory updates that impact townships

Training & Education

Learn From Experts

MTA's training and education series provides our members with the opportunity to learn from experts and leaders on topics relevant to government and community, leadership enhancement, operations, best practices, and more.

Get Trained In

compliance and board procedures

leadership enhancement

operations and best practices

Engage With Professionals

In addition to hearing from esteemed guest speakers, MTA members have an opportunity to ask questions and engage with other township professionals, making monthly training sessions an invaluable benefit of MTA membership.

Trainings are generally held on the third Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm, and are free to our members.

Legislative Advocacy

Legislative tracking and government relations is one of the cornerstones of the Metropolitan Township Association.

Roger C. Marquardt & Company (RCM) has represented MTA since 2018. Based in Wheaton with offices in Springfield, RCM has longstanding relationships with the four caucuses and is extremely knowledgeable of the legislative process to leverage to MTA's benefit.
Each legislative session, MTA is actively monitoring and passing legislation.

RCM attends MTA membership meetings to provide updates and guidance for advocacy on legislative initiatives the association supports or opposes. Each spring MTA hosts a Springfield Lobby Day for members to gather in the Capitol and meet with legislative leaders regarding township and MTA relevant issues.

When the legislature is in session, weekly updates are sent to MTA members that include a packet of bills MTA is tracking along with instructions on action needed on bills heard in committee or final action on third reading.

During the pandemic, MTA held virtual Town Hall events for township officials with federal and state leaders to discuss COVID relief efforts. These events also allowed MTA members to ask questions and share information on township operations during the pandemic.