Fall Conference

Plan now to attend the MATS Fall Education Conference, November 3-4, 2017, in Mount Pleasant.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, November 2
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Conference Registration for Early Arrivals

Friday, November 3
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Conference Registration

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Ken Lobert, MATS President and Supervisor, Ossineke Township, Alpena County

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Solar Powering Your Township
Mary McGraw, CBS Solar

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Telephony 101: Year 2017 / Wireless Internet
Steve Godell, IVSComm, Inc. and Jeff Hall, ISP Management

10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Legislative Update
Judy Allen, Michigan Townships Association

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Lunch with Vendors

1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Round Table Discussions

2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Designing Your Defined Contribution Plan to Maximize Retirement Adequacy
John Waugh, Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Michigan

3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Getting Connected – Broadband Essentials
Dan Manning, Connect Michigan

5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Miller Canfield

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Miller Canfield

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
MATS Hospitality

Saturday, November 4
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Conference Registration

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Cost-Effective Ordiance Enforcement
Stephen Delie, Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Proper Discipline: Why and How
Helen Lizzie Mills, Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC 

12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Speed Sharing

1:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks


Registration is open! Click here to download the registration form.

Hotel Accommodations

The new! Courtyard Mount Pleasant is offering a special rate of $105 for single or double occupancy.  King Suites are available at $125. This rate is available until October 20. To make reservations, call 989-773-1444.




Showcase your products and services at the MATS Fall Education Conference. Click here for more information about opportunities for vendor participation at the conference.