The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Board on Best Practices was founded by the AMS in January 2015. The board is charged with writing a “Best Practice,” a type of document under the guidelines for AMS Statements. The purpose of a "Best Practice" is to alert the AMS membership, governmental and private sector organizations, and the general public to AMS endorsed best practices across sectors of the weather, water, and climate enterprise, and to promote statements of scientifically-based practices from third parties deemed worthy of the credibility and reputation by the society. AMS Statements in Force can be found here
. Lance Steele
is the board chair for 2022. Each board member has their own pet project (so to speak) and co-chairs their own best practice along with experts inside and outside of the AMS depending on the subject matter.