Friday, March 24, 2017 APTA to Form Centennial Steering Committee Let the countdown begin. With APTA set to turn 100 in 2021, the association is getting the wheels turning—not just on how the anniversary will be celebrated but also on what the organization will be when it gets there. The approach will involve a combination of activities, including the formation of a 7-member steering committee selected by the APTA Board of Directors to begin strategizing on the ways APTA might mark its centennial. The Board will base its selections on a national scan of qualified candidates, including a review of those in the Volunteer Interest Pool as of April 12. But according to APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, there's more to think about than celebrations. "Beginning this year, we want to use our coming anniversary as a way to consider where we want APTA to be in 2021," said Dunn. "And it's not just about identifying a destination—we want members to think about the path we take to reach that destination, and how to develop the operational and physical infrastructure that will make it possible." "Our profession has a proud past and an exciting future, and we have a professional association powered by engaged members pursuing a common vision," Dunn said. "Now's the time to capitalize on those assets to make our centennial a real milestone."