The North Dakota Township Officers Association (NDTOA) serves 6000
locally elected township officers from 1534 townships from across
NDTOA usually hosts a series of
spring township officer workshops in February of non-legislative
session years. These are the even numbered years.
These mid winter educational and informative meetings will also
feature updates to the green township handbook.
Township Officers 2018 Workshops
No registration fee for dues paid Townships!
If your Township paid the dues last year, 2017, there is no
registration fee for this workshop. Treasurer Barb says that almost
every township that pays through their county organization is paid.
(However the dues have not come in from Burke, Divide or Griggs
Counties, hopefully those will be in soon.) The registration fee
will also be waived for County Auditors and Commissioners in
recognition of the valuable service they provide for the Townships.
If your Township has never paid dues, or it has been a while since
it paid dues, come on in to a workshop anyway, get the latest
handbook update and we can talk about going forward, working
together, and we won’t worry about the past.
Since there will not be any significant revenue generated some of
the workshops have been moved to different locations to reduce the
cost, so pay attention to the locations listed in your area. We have
also asked the county associations, where the workshops are held to
find sponsors for the coffee and cookies, again to keep costs down.
The NDTOA educational workshops are for all North Dakota Township
Officers. The new 2018 Edition of the Township Officers Handbook
update will be distributed at these workshops; this new edition
includes the law changes that came out of the 2017 Legislative
Session. So please bring your handbook along to get the update.
These workshops bring the NDTOA crew to association members at
locations and times which should allow the members to drive to a
session and return home within a day. Each workshop lasts about two
hours and they are scheduled during the first and fourth weeks of
February. The itinerary is listed below.
The agenda will include a report from President Roger Olafson on
Larry Syverson, Executive Secretary and Lobbyist for the NDTOA, will
introduce the new handbook and review the law changes that relate to
Mark Verke, Risk Management Specialist of the North Dakota Insurance
Reserve Fund will focus on section line issues.
Tom Moe, our Country Lawyer, will hold an open forum on the legal
responsibilities of Township Officers; he will also continue the
discussion on section line issues, fences and section line law. So
bring your section line and fence line questions to the workshop
This educational workshop is for all township officers and it
qualifies as a paid meeting day for you; the expenses such as travel
are legally acceptable expenses for reimbursement from your township
2018 WORKSHOP ITINERARY:
February 5 Newburg – Senior Citizens Hall: 1-3
February 5 Minot – North Central Research Center, 5400 Hwy 83 S: 7-9
February 6 Stanley – Fairgrounds - Community Hall: 1-3 PM
February 6 Williston – Williams Co, Hwy Dept.; 5218 141st Ave NW:
February 7 Bowman – Bowman Lodge & Convention, 207 US-12: 1-3 PM
February 7 Regent – The Enchanted Castle: 7-9 PM (MST)
February 8 Steele – Vets Club: 1-3 PM
February 26 Larimore – American Legion Club: 1-3 PM
February 27 Park River – City Hall: 1-3 PM
February 27 Langdon – Courthouse - meeting room: 7-9PM
February 28 Devils Lake – Courthouse - basement meeting room: 1-3 PM
February 28 Jamestown – Legacy Place, 419 5th St NE (Lower West
Door): 7-9 PM
March 1 Lisbon – Veterans Home “Town Hall”, 1600 Veterans Drive: 1-3
March 1 Tower City –Community Hall, 507 Broadway St: 7-9 PM
March 2 Fessenden – Fairgrounds – Festival Hall: 9:30 – 11:30 AM