MMRMA was created in 1980 pursuant to the laws of the State of Michigan, under which members enter into a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA). As such, MMRMA has been member-governed since its inception.
In recent years, MMRMA's Board of Directors undertook an overhaul of all governing documents for the organization. Over a dozen policies — including the Joint Powers Agreement, Board election procedures, and a Code of Conduct — were revised or introduced in order to create an effective, practical guiding document for MMRMA's continued excellence.
In addition to those who are elected to MMRMA's Board of Directors, many other member employees take an active role in MMRMA through their participation in four standing committees and several risk control advisory committees:
Risk Control Advisory Committees
- State Pool
- Fire and EMS
- Health facilities
- Law enforcement
- Parks and recreation
- Public services
Individuals are appointed to their committee assignments by the Board Chair and are essential contributors to MMRMA's ongoing success.
The Board of Directors also appoints an Executive Director to serve as MMRMA's chief executive officer. The Executive Director is responsible to the Board for all of MMRMA's daily operations and functions.