Training Opportunities

OTA Educational Workshops

The OTA is committed to providing resources and training opportunities that cover topics of general importance and broad interest to Ohio townships. In March 2022, the OTA began hosting monthly 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 Training Opportunities

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March Trainings

Trustees, March 21, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Price: FREE
Topic: Engaging with Your Legislators
Speaker: Kyle Brooks, Director of Governmental Affairs, OTA
Description: Has your legislator visited your township? Have you spoken to your representatives about the issues concerning the area? This presentation will look at general strategies to help build a relationship with your elected officials and to help familiarize them with the issues concerning your township. Learn ways to get elected officials to visit your township and make lasting impressions. 

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Zoning Inspectors Group, March 22, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Price: $20 member / $30 non-member
Topic: Enacting Zoning for Un-Zoned Townships: How and Why?
Speaker: Jacob Barnes, Planning Director, Springfield Township, Lucas County
Description: Nearly 40% of Ohio’s 1308 townships are un-zoned or partially zoned.  In recent years, more and more un-zoned townships are interested in enacting zoning. What is zoning?  Why is it important?  How can township officials convince the public of the benefits of zoning?  This unique, first-ever session presented by the OTA will focus on townships in this situation, will explain why zoning is attractive, and will effectively answer these important questions. 

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General Township, March 23, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Price: FREE
Topic: Township Safety Sign Grant Program
Speaker: Victoria Beale, Director, Ohio LTAP Center
Description: ODOT’s Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) provides $2 million dollars annually in funding to upgrade existing and install new safety signage on Ohio’s township roads.  The grant cycle opened in mid-December for calendar year 2022, and applications are due no later than Friday, June 17th, 2022. This training will cover a township’s criteria for applying and what is included in the grant. 

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Fiscal Officers, March 24, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Price: $20 member / $30 non-member
Topic: Is Your Township in Compliance with IRS Requirements?
Speaker: TBD
Description: Attendees will be given an update on IRS matters that pertain to local governments and will learn the various types of fringe benefits such as travel, meals, cell phones, uniforms and autos.  Attendees will be provided sample procedures needed in order to have an accountable plan for fringe benefits and when the fringe benefits should be included in the employee's wages. 

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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

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