The Program Council works to develop programming for the MPLA conference, held in conjunction with the state association. The MPLA Vice-President is the Chair of its Program Council. The Vice-President/President-Elect shall appoint members to the Program Council. Members shall be representative of the different fields of interests and be from varying representative states. The Vice-President/President-Elect and the host state's Program chair(s) have final approval of all expenditures.