Committee Descriptions

The Michigan Association of Planning invites interested members to become involved with the Association through committee participation. There are myriad opportunities within our committee structure, and we welcome involvement. Volunteering to participate on an MAP committee provides professional development opportunities for you, and provides additional expertise for the organization. Contact Andrea Brown at for details about committee involvement.

Information and Education Committee: Responsible for the development of the Association’s information and educational material including workshop material, magazine articles, and other publications.  Advises on communication tools for outreach.  

Conference Committee: Responsible for development of the annual conference, including conference theme, identification of session topics, securing speakers, identifying Keynote speakers, selecting conference locations, developing conference logo, and various responsibilities at the conference.

Conference Host Committee: Also responsible for development of the annual conference, by securing speakers, assembling mobile workshops, organizing the opening night reception, and assisting staff with local resources. 

Law Committee: Responsible for authoring new legislation, and amendatory text for new statutes or proposed bills. MAP staff and committee members monitor legislative activity related to planning and zoning in Michigan, and provide lawmakers with the information and expertise they need to make sound planning decisions for our state.

Government Relations Committee: Responsible for development of policy guides, monitoring legislative activities and development of effective grass roots advocacy campaign.

Marketing Committee (Membership): Responsible for developing marketing materials to promote the Association; membership drive development.

Scholarship Committee: Responsible for coordinating the annual golf outing; selecting scholarship recipients; dispersing scholarship funding.

Social Equity Committee:  Responsible for developing and maintaining MAP’s Social Equity and Planning Fairness policy, recruiting more minorities to the field of planning; and advancing fairness concepts to planners and decision makers in Michigan.