Annual Winter Conference

The 2022 conference will take place January 26 - 28. Stay tuned in the fall of 2021!

Please note - information regarding the annual winter conference is subject to change.

The Ohio Township Association's annual conference is held in Columbus each year to further the education of township officials and staff, and to provide networking opportunities to meet fellow township officials and staff from all across Ohio. With more than 90 educational workshops, a tradeshow with over 150 vendors, and several networking and entertainment events, the conference is a great opportunity for OTA members to advance their knowledge of Ohio's townships.

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Conference information is released in late fall each year. Housing and other registration details will be provided via the OTA's Upcoming Events page (see link above), the OTA's November/December magazine issue, and other publications. 


Workshops

Workshops are offered along several tracks, including trustees, fiscal officers, roads, zoning, and safety services. The OTA also strives to offer classes specifically designed for newly-elected officials.

The OTA will post a call for workshop topics and speakers in the fall of 2021. 

Keynote speakers can reach out to Michael Zaky at zaky@ohiotownships.org for more information.


Trade Show

More than 150 vendors participate in the trade show, and the showcased industries range from truck and tractor dealers to state agencies to printing services and playground companies.

Interested vendors should reach out to Heather Frame at frame@ohiotownships.org for more information.


Continuing Education

The OTA works with the Treasurer of State’s office to certify the required classes for Certified Public Investment Management (CPIM) training. Additionally, the OTA works with the Auditor of State’s office to certify training to meet Fiscal Officer Integrity Act training requirements. 


Leadership Academy

Classes will be offered to help meet graduation requirements of the Ohio Township Association Leadership Academy. This program is available to those wishing to enhance their leadership and decision making skills. Participants must register and attend the General Workshop and six of ten electives, as well as participate in a federal component. All requirements must be met within three years, and graduates are recognized at the conference's Thursday morning General Session each year.

For more information about the OTA's Leadership Academy, click here or contact Heather Frame at frame@ohiotownships.org.

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