Education Conference

The Michigan Association of Township Supervisors will host it's Annual Fall Education Conference, October 3-5, at the Doubletree Hotel Bay City-Riverfront. 


Register online using the link above or click here to download a PDF of the registration form.  Join MATS! You may also join MATS or renew your membership, when registering for the conference.

The registration fee for supervisors includes education and all conference meals and events.
The registration fee for spouses and guests includes all meal functions.
To register as a vendor, please see the vendor information below at the bottom of this page.

Location and Hotel Accommodations

Doubletree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront
One Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, MI 48706

The Doubletree by Hilton Bay City-Riverfront is offering a special rate of $75 for the MATS Fall Education Conference. To make reservations, call 989-891-6000 or click here to make reservations online.

Wednesday, October 3
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Conference Registration
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - Navigating Budgets and Finance with Asset Management - Tom Traciak, H.J. Umbaugh & Associates
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Lunch
12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. - MATS Annual Meeting
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. - Local Government/Municipality Software
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. - Census
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. - Dinner Outing
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. - MATS Hospitality

Thursday, October 4
7:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Sharing
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - MTA Legislative Update, Judy Allen, Michigan Townships Association
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. - Break
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Drones - Christopher S. Patterson, Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes
12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. - Lunch and Roundtable Discussions
2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. – Medical Marijuana Update - Christopher S. Patterson, Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes
2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Signs, Wedding Barns - Christopher S. Patterson, Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes
3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. – Break
3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Wind and Solar Energy - Stephen Delie, Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes
4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. - Education Session to be announced
Attendees on own for the evening.

Friday, October 5
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Served
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. - Special Legislative Speaker

Market your products and services at the MATS Fall Education Conference! To learn more, click here to download the vendor opportunities.

Need Assistance?
Please contact the MATS office at or 517-827-0043.