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Long Range Planning Committee

General Description

The President Elect/Immediate Past President, the fourth-year Executive Committee member, and fifth year Trustee have standing invitations to attend LRPC meetings.

Principal Activities

Meetings of the LRPC occur twice a year, just prior to every regular ECBT meeting. The LRPC offers a forum for discussion of long range issues and long range planning. The membership of the LRPC represents the AMS’s main governing bodies and it includes a mix of short-term and long-term members. As such, it is uniquely positioned to consider issues that fall outside the purview of other bodies or that cut across several committees.


The role of the LRPC has evolved over time. In its first few years, it performed major reviews of the Society’s activities and it initiated the strategic planning process in the late 1980s. From time to time, it has played a key role in reviewing governance structure and the scope of responsibilities of key governance bodies.

Miscellaneous Information

This committee has been designated at LEVEL B.

Note to the Chair

For the purpose of archiving the committee activities, the Secretary maintains a central file system for archiving committee records. Committee Chairs are asked to submit committee records on yearly basis. Chairs can submit material at their discretion, and some materials that they may wish to provide are meeting minutes, agenda, and emails. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be handled in a confidential manner.


Past Committees

A list of current and past members is available here: