General Township Education

Training opportunities covering topics of general importance to Ohio townships.

The OTA is committed to providing resources and training opportunities that cover topics of general importance and broad interest to Ohio townships. Beginning in May of 2021, the OTA will be hosting bimonthly workshops to further educate township officials and employees on pertinent subjects.

Please be sure to frequent this page for dates for upcoming trainings. 

Full Upcoming Events Calendar

Upcoming Workshops:

  • May 20
    • Topic:
      Easy as 1, 2, 9.03: Legal & Ethical Requirements for Twp Newsletters, Websites, and Advertising

      Speaker:

      David Moser, Attorney, Isaac Wiles

      Description:
      This session will review ORC 9.03 as well as 9.03(D). We will discuss the relationship of the ethics laws to campaigns and how it relates to newsletters and websites, and wrap up more specifically with a look at the newer ORC 503.70 (commercial advertising on township website).  

      To purchase the recording of this session, please contact Michael Zaky at 614-863-0045 or zaky@ohiotownships.org.
  • July 22 
    • Topic:
      Township Advocacy 101

      Speakers:

      Marisa Myers, Director of Governmental Affairs, Ohio Township Association

      Matt Whitehead, Vice President, Governmental Policy Group, Inc

      Description:
      Have you even wondered how ideas actually make it into law? This session is all about the process – a crash course in advocacy, the OTA’s role in lobbying on behalf of townships, and practical guidance on conveying your township’s needs and affecting change.

      To purchase the recording of this session, please contact Michael Zaky at 614-863-0045 or zaky@ohiotownships.org.
  • September 23 
    • Topic:
      ODOT Grant Program

      Speakers:

      Nichole Lawhorn, Program Manager, ODOT Office of Local Programs

      Description:

      The Township Stimulus Program is a one-time program providing funding directly to townships for transportation infrastructure projects. Awarded funds may be used for culvert, roadway and sidewalk projects maintained by the township and within township limits. Register for this webinar for more details on the program and how to apply for this rare funding opportunity.

      To purchase the recording of this session, please contact Michael Zaky at 614-863-0045 or zaky@ohiotownships.org.
  • November 18 (FREE) 
    • Topic:
      Before You Leave Office: A Check List

      Speakers:

      Ben Yoder, Attorney, Bricker & Eckler

      Description:

      Join attorney, Carly Sherman,  as he covers what needs to be done by Township Officials leaving office after this past election. How do you plan for an efficient transfer? Many details will be discussed to promote efficient township operation.

      Click Here to Register

                             This session is pending approval for one credit hour towards CPIM training, as required by R.C.                                                 §135.22.