Ohio township trustee training opportunities. 

No one understands townships or township roles and responsibilities like the OTA. Beginning in March of 2022, the OTA will be hosting monthly 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 webinars.

Full Upcoming Events Calendar

Upcoming Workshops:

  • July 19
    • Topic: TIFs: What are they, how are they used, & the pros and cons of implementing
    • Speaker: Kip Wahlers, Attorney, Ice Miller LLP
    • Description: This workshop will cover township tax increment financing. Township officials will review the basics and then move on to more advanced topics, like valuation, negotiation with other affected public subdivisions, structure of public and private guarantees, and laws affecting Ohio tax increment financing.

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  • August 23

    Topic/Speaker: TBD

  • September 20
    Topic/Speaker:  TBD

  • October 18
    Topic/Speaker: TBD

  • November 14
    Topic/Speaker: TBD

  • December 13
    Topic/Speaker:  TBD

Past Workshops:
  • March 22 | FREE
    • Topic: The Township Trustee in 2022: Your Role in Meeting the Challenges 
    • Speaker(s): Panel
    • Description: This session will discuss some of the issues that township trustees routinely face and challenges unique to the last two years.
  • April 19
    • Topic: Implementing Your Township's Vision: Linking Projects and Initiatives
    • Speaker: Curt Mills, Director of Strategic Programs, Momentum, Inc.
    • Description: Do you know where you are going? Do you know how to get there? In today’s fast-paced environment, where every dollar counts, organizations can get tripped up in the details and miss the projects and initiatives that will move them toward their vision. This presentation will look at ways to link projects and initiatives to your strategic plan to ensure that you achieve long-term goals.
  • May 24

    • Topic: Recruitment & Retention During the "Great Resignation"
    • Speaker: Kyle White, Area Leader, OSU Extension
    • Description: Employees across the state are “jumping ship” in record numbers, and expectations abound about the type of job and work environment people expect. Attracting and retaining qualified members of your township team requires far more than just a job posting. These days, that goes beyond pay and benefits and includes anticipating—and accommodating—generational differences. Learn strategies for making your township workplace more attractive to draw the talent you need to succeed.

  • June 20

Dates are subject to change. Please check this page closer to the event for the most updated information. For any questions, please contact Michael Zaky at