Based on recommendations from a Strategic Planning Task Group, The Masonry Society's Board of Directors approved a new vision, mission, and goals for the society at their Annual Meeting in Raleigh, N.C., in October as follows.

Vision: A world where masonry continues as the system of choice for a sustainable built environment

Mission: To advance masonry knowledge, its development and application


  • Collaborate with and engage the global masonry community.
  • Aggregate and expand masonry information.
  • Provide education and disseminate knowledge
  • Sustain and advance a vibrant Society

Scott Walkowicz, immediate past president of TMS and chair of the Strategic Planning Task Group, believes "the new vision, mission, and goals better reflect the hopes and plans for the Society while providing inspiration for possible growth for not only TMS but the masonry community as a whole." Additional work to develop objectives under each goal will be done in the coming months.