Midwinter Conference

MATS Midwinter Education Conference
February 8-10, 2017 | Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

Join us for education and networking at the MATS Midwinter Education Conference, February 8-10, at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. This conference is especially geared to meet the ongoing needs of Michigan's Township Supervisors. Learn from expert speakers during the sessions and from your fellow Supervisors during the conference's casual networking time.

Plan now to attend. You won't want to miss it!

Conference Schedule
Click here to download descriptions of the presentations.

Wednesday, February 8
11:30 am - 4:00 pm - Conference Registration Opens (Attendees are on own for lunch.)
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Welcome & MATS Annual Meeting
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm - What Every Supervisor Should Know, Larry Merrill, Executive Director, Michigan Townships Association
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm - Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Supervisor 101, William Fahey, Attorney, Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Welcoming Reception and Dinner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - MATS Hospitality Suite 

Thursday, February 9
7:15 am - 8:30 am - Breakfast and Speed Sharing
8:45 am - 10:00 am - Emerging Issues: Wedding Barns and New Sign Ordinances, J. Douglas Piggott, AICP, Associate Senior Planner, Rowe Professional Services Company
10:00 am - 10:15 am - Break
10:15 am - 11:45 am - Civilian Response to Active Assailant Events, Lt. Jim Lynch
11:45 am - 12:45 pm - Lunch with Vendors
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm - Ask the Expert Roundtable Discussions with Vendors
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Legislative Update, Judy Allen, Michigan Townships Association
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm - Break
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm - DAS Towers, Michael J. Watza
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Vendor Reception
6:00 pm - Enjoy the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Area! Attendees on own for the evening.

Friday, February 10
7:30 am - 10:00 am - Breakfast and Closing Sessions
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Pot for Potholes?, Christopher Patterson, Attorney, Fahey Schultaz Burzych Rhodes PLC
9:00 am - 10:00 am - Speaker: Steven Mann, Attorney, Miller Canfield
10:30 am - 12:00 pm - MATS Board of Directors Meeting

Location & Hotel Accommodations
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 S. Huron
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest is offering a special rate of $115 for reservations. To make reservations, please call 877-757-7133 or 800-228-9290. You may also make your reservation online.  Should you need assistance, please contact Geri Root at the MATS Office.

Conference registration is available online or by registration form. The registration fee for supervisors includes all scheduled conference events. The registration fee for spouses and guests include the evening events only.

Download Conference Registration Form

Register Online

For assistance, contact the MATS office at info@matsupervisors.org or 517-827-0043.

Market your product or services to Michigan's Township Supervisors! We are pleased to announce MATS new corporate sponsor packages which include Business Partner Membership, in addition to the many other opportunities to choose from.

Please click here to download MATS 2017 Marketing Opportunities.