MAP: Creating Great Communities For All

The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) is a 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to promoting sound community planning that benefits the residents of Michigan.  

The Michigan Association of Planning exists to promote quality community planning through education, information and advocacy, statewide. 

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75th Anniversary Logo

MAP is celebrating its 75th anniversary!  Throughout 2020, look for special bulletins and events  commemorating this momentous occasion.  We've started off the celebration with a timeline of important events during the last 75 years.  

Workshops for Planning and Zoning Officials

MAP is offering 6 different topics in 4 different locations throughout the state.  Click here for more information and to register. 

Thank you to our Corporate Members!

The MAP Corporate Membership provides an opportunity for members to further the association’s mission, and provides recognition to the corporate member who says: I want MAP to be more involved, I want MAP to have a louder voice. Click here to view MAP's current Corporate Members and learn how your company can join at this membership level. 





MAP Board Proposes Bylaw Changes 

Notice of these changes will be published in the January February 2020 issue of the Michigan Planner magazine.  You can access the proposed changes HERE.  Members may provide written comments by March 13th to Andrea Brown, MAP Executive Director at [email protected] or  present comments to the MAP Board at the March 20th meeting in Detroit at 10 AM  (location will be announced).

The proposed bylaw amendments include:

  1. Provide for the Professional Development Officer (PDO) to be an elected and voting member of the board (rather than an appointed and non-voting member.)
  2. To create two new Ex Officio appointed board positions appointed by the board for 3-year terms, non voting
    1. University faculty representation
    2. Elected or appointed official representation
  3. General reorganizing of content without change to improve flow and readability.

Save Gas Money! MAP Workshops Come to You

Your community's planning officials don't have to spend money on gas to drive very far to attend MAP training programs. MAP's on-site workshop program brings the training to you. At an on-site workshop an instructor comes to your location, at a time and date convenient for your participants, and presents a comprehensive educational program, addressing the specific needs of your community. Click here to learn more about the program.