In December 1997, the Michigan Propane Gas Association MPGA Annual Summer Convention approved the establishment of a separate organization that would operate as a foundation. A board of directors was established on December 11, 1997, and work began on the formation of an organization that would represent all propane marketers in the state of Michigan and would present programs to the public, marketers and opinion leaders on the safe, clean, efficient use of propane as a safe and clean fuel.
National Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) Affiliation
Since the organization formation, committees have met to evaluate programs that would be fulfilling the objective of Michigan PERC in providing consumer education, propane marketer safety and training programs, and propane research and development. The Michigan PERC Board formed focus groups to further investigate and evaluate what areas to dedicate the resources of the organization. The Board adopted the programs set by the working committees and began the process to develop a strategic plan for present and future rebate grant applications that meet the criteria of the National PERC for consumer education, safety and training and research and development.