On behalf of the Board of Directors, we invite you to attend the 2016 Educational Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Indianapolis, September 18-21.

Our conference theme this year is “Make Way for the Future” and will include classes which are designed to prepare us for handling the challenges of new laws and requirements and celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial. 

Many evaluation forms from 2015 requested that we include some classes on Monday, classes on handling technology, stress and difficult (if not dangerous) situations in our offices.  

Once again, the Education Committee is developing new classes and inviting experts to instruct you in all areas of township government as well as repeating classes from last year based upon the evaluation forms.  The committee has set a line-up of 30 classes from which to choose.

The conference committee has many new activities planned, including an optional field trip to a local township cemetery (details inside this packet).  The committee put forth the idea of developing a scholarship fund designed to further education of students on township government by way of an essay on the subject.

This idea has been vetted and we are now pleased to announce its formation.  Fundraising will begin this conference with raffle drawings and we will encourage attendees to personally donate to the fund to be called “Make Way for the Future Scholarship Fund”. 

Inside the registration packet you will find a tentative agenda and list of classes along with registration information.  You will also see a nomination form for trustee, township board member, township and township employee for 2016.  The awards will be announced during our annual banquet on Tuesday evening.

We ask for your help in keeping the cost of the conference reasonable.  Would you please consider referring business that you and your township use to be sponsors by advertising, donating a raffle/door prize or participating in the trade show?  We rely on the support of the business community to underwrite a portion of our costs.  For more information on sponsorships, please click the link below or contact the  ITA office directly at 317.813.3240.  Thank you in advance for your help!

A negotiated rate of $115 per night is available for overnight rooms at the Sheraton – please call 1.888.627.7814 and mention that you are with the Indiana Township Association.  You may also make reservations with this link:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/IndianaTownshipAssociation

Whether you are a trustee, board member or employee, we look forward to welcoming you in September!

John Henry, ITA President

Kay Walker & Danielle Tolan, Conference Committee Chairs

Bryce Coryea & Chris Miller, Education Committee Chairs

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PACKET CLICK HERE

SPONSORSHIP/ADVERTISING AND TRADESHOW INFORMATION

VENDOR REGISTRATION PACKET

Visit the Events page to register.

Classes

MONDAY CLASSES

SSI Reimbursement Program
Technology Basics
Internal Controls
Caseworker/Investigator Roundtable
Board Member Roundtable

TUESDAY CLASSES

Is Your Township Paying for Unsafe Housing? – Housing Inspections
Township Policies
Township Assistance Administration
Township Assistance From Intake to Appeal Part 1
Township Assistance From Intake  to Appeal Part 2
Social Security Administration Programs
Township Indigent Burials
Protecting Your Township & Clients Against Identity Theft
Township Board Member Training
“Whose Business is This?”  IN Public Access
Fire Protection 101
IN Fire Chiefs’ Association
Fire Protection Territories
Whose Cemetery Is This?
Cemetery Restoration
Is My Client Abusing Drugs?
The Role of the Township Clerk & How to Prepare for an Audit
Weeds & Fences
Human Resources/Wage & Hour
Finance Class – 201
Insurance – Required and Recommended
Technology 201
Handling Mental Stress
Getting Your Fair Share of Funding
Keeping It Legal While Denying Township Assistance
Keeping Safe While On the Job