MSLBD was incorporated as a non-profit 501c corporation in Kansas in 1992 and maintains this status.
- Governance of the corporation resides in the Board of Directors consisting of five directors plus four officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer).
- These individuals are elected at the annual meeting, and have legal responsibility for the organization.
- None of these board members receive any salary or other compensation.
- While the Board of Directors manages the financial, personnel and policy matters for MSLBD, the Planning Committee is the decision making body for most of the activities of the organization.