Incorporated in 1966, the MSA is an organization made up of professionals from the general fields of public services, maintenance, and operations.
The MSA provides the forum and opportunity for effective communication.among directors, managers, maintenance superintendents, supervisory personnel, utility officials and vendors to work together to better understand the common problems and situations these professionals face.
The sharing of knowledge, technical and professional abilities, various phases of municipal, county, and state government, and cooperation with the private sector enables members to provide the best service for respective customers.
In the early 1960's the concepts of developing a professional organization began with superintendents meeting together to discuss possible solutions to mutual problems. Soon after, other, public service agencies and vendor representatives recognized the benefits of this interaction and the association began. During the 1960's two founding chapters were formed, one in the San Francisco Bay area and one in the Los Angeles area. The name Maintenance Superintendents Association (MSA) was soon adopted.