In 1991 a small group of concerned citizens wanted to do something to protect the families in Mississippi. They formed the Mississippi Family Council.  From that small beginning has resulted an organization that has had a profound impact on the state of Mississippi.

In 1993 the Board of Directors hired Forest Thigpen, a Mississippi native who had been working for Senator Thad Cochran in Washington, D.C.  Forest has been serving as the President of Mississippi Center for Public Policy since that time.

In 2005 the organization changed it’s name from the Mississippi Family Council to the Mississippi Center for Public Policy to better reflect the full range of policy areas covered.