OTAN

Ohio Township Administrators Network (OTAN) training opportunities.

The Ohio Township Administrators Network (OTAN) is a group of township administrators dedicated to enhancing township management and professional development. OTAN meets periodically to discuss timely issues, share information, and network.

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Membership in OTAN is contingent upon membership in the OTA. All administrators are encouraged to join the OTA as an affiliate member, which grants a person full membership privileges in OTAN. Please contact Michael Zaky at zaky@ohiotownships.org if you are interested in joining.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • August 17
    • Topic: Public Relations Strategies That Your Township Should Implement
    • Speaker: Holly Karg, Assistant VP of Communications and Public Relations, American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP)
    • Description: This webinar session dives into ways to communicate with your community, such as utilizing content calendars and prepared materials. You’ll take away ideas on social posts and other media to keep your community informed. 

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  • October 14 (in-person forum)
  • Topic/Speaker: TBD

Past Workshops:
  • April 13
    • Topic: Fun & Games at Community Day: An Admin & Law Director's Perspective
    • Speaker: Andy Rose, Administrator, Concord Township, Lake County
    • Description: Bounce houses? Climbing walls? Car shows? Movie nights? Join Law Director (TBD) and Township Administrator, Andy Rose, as they discuss fun and engaging ideas for community events, tips for planning successful events and carrying them out, and, from the solicitor's perspective, legal landmines to avoid at every turn.

  • June 15
    • Topic: Administrator's Role in Financial Matters
    • Speakers: Vicky Earhart, Administrator, Anderson Township, Hamilton County; Kim Lapensee, Administrator, Symmes Township, Hamilton County
    • DescriptionTownship Administrator and/or Fiscal Officer – Who’s responsibility is it to provide the budget in your organization and how do you keep your board fully advised on financial conditions of the township? Despite these requirements, some administrators face difficulties getting the financial information they need from their fiscal officer. This session will address the statutory requirements for each position and how they can work together to provide the necessary information.

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 zaky@ohiotownships.org