To increase knowledge and participation of your annual meetings, we encourage you to submit a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper!
Sample local letter template. Just fill in the blanks and send to your local newspaper editor.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Attend Township Day meeting, Tuesday March 14
<TOWNSHIP NAME> Township in <COUNTY NAME> will convene for our annual meeting on Tuesday March 14 at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall, <ADDRESS HERE>. All township residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will be discussing topics such as <AGENDA HERE>. Voting is open 7:00-8:00 PM, and election results will be shared at the meeting.
We are grateful for your participation in the <TOWNSHIP NAME> Annual Meeting to share your opinion on important issues facing our township.
Signed, NAME, POSITION, TOWNSHIP
Here is a letter which will be submitted statewide:
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mark your calendar for Township Day on March 14
Every resident of Minnesota’s 1,777 townships has the unique opportunity to participate Township Day on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
The annual meeting on Township Day is what really sets townships apart from other forms of local government. At this meeting, residents have a direct voice in how the township will be run and will vote on a variety of matters, including the amount they will pay in taxes the following year.
Please plan on participating in grassroots government on Tuesday, March 14 by attending your annual meeting.
Township residents can find the location and time of their annual meeting by checking their local newspaper for the published notice or by contacting their township clerk.
by Jeff Krueger, executive director, Minnesota Association of Townships