Trustees

Ohio township trustee training opportunities. 

No one understands townships or township roles and responsibilities like the OTA. Beginning in May of 2021, the OTA will be hosting bimonthly workshops to help further educate and provide resources to township trustees on pertinent topics.

Whether you are a first-time trustee or have years under your belt, be sure to frequent this page for dates for upcoming trainings.

Full Upcoming Events Calendar

Upcoming Workshops:

  • May 18 
    • Topic:
      Conducting Different Meetings as a Township Official

      Speaker:

      Joe Lucente, Associate Professor, OSU Extension and Ohio Sea Grant College Program

      David Civittolo, Associate Professor and Interim Assistant Director of Community Development, OSU Extension

      Description:
      Explore conducting different types of effective public meetings, including work sessions, special meetings, executive sessions and more.  

      To purchase the recording of this session, please contact Michael Zaky at 614-863-0045 or zaky@ohiotownships.org.
  • July 20
    • Topic:
      Building the Trust of Your Citizens

      Speaker:

      Mark Morris, Associate Clinical Professor & Chief Department Advisor Interim Director of CPMRA, Miami University

      Description:
      The U.S. was founded on a healthy distrust of centralized government. Despite this base level, trust in government has seen further sharp declines since the 1960s. How can we explain this, and why we should care?

      To purchase the recording of this session, please contact Michael Zaky at 614-863-0045 or zaky@ohiotownships.org.
  • September 21 
    • Topic:
      Bringing Broadband into Your Community

      Speaker:

      Peter Voderberg, Office Chief, Broadband Ohio

      Description:
      The pandemic forced a rapid shift to a digital society unveiling a digital divide between those who have access and those who do not. This broadband gap affects every generation and industry in rural and urban communities alike. Townships are in a unique position to help bridge that digital divide, from gathering data and building plans to pursuing partnerships and funding. Hear how townships can take action and learn more about resources and partnerships that can help you improve access in your community.

      Click Here to Register
  • November 16    
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