MAPPS has been guided by a Strategic Plan since the 1980s and a robust 4-year update cycle since 1998.
During 2014, the MAPPS Board engaged the membership in a process for soliciting member input and revising the association's plan. A session was held at the Winter Conference in February, 2014, an on-line membership survey was conducted in June, a session was held at the Summer Conference in July, and the plan was sent to all committee and forum chairs for review by their panels, all to provide opportunities for the membership to make its views known to the Board. A final strategic plan, incorporating the feedback received from that outreach, as adopted by the MAPPS Board at its meeting at the recently-held 2015 Winter Conference. Thanks to all members who provided comments and suggestions.