The Council was established in 2006 upon the succession of V. C. Vehendi to the position of Administrator-General of the MCS. Prior to Vehendi's leadership, the Society's business was conducted by one or two individuals, with decisions made via despotism rather than committee. While earlier makeups of the Council saw individuals hold specified positions—such as Cartographer and a representative for the Apollo Foundation—it nowadays gives no named titles to individual Councillors other than the Administrator-General and Junior.
The Council consists of six individuals; five full Councillors and a Junior. The Administrator-General is considered a Councillor with no additional voting rights compared to the other four, while the Junior's role consists of voting on claims where at least one full Councillor is ineligible to vote due to citizenship.
List of MCS Councillors
This list contains all known administrators of the MCS throughout its history, including those prior to the creation of the Council in its existing format; listing years active within the Society and any named positions, where applicable. Individuals whose names are in bold currently hold Councillor positions, while those in italics were MCS administrators prior to the foundation of the Council. This list is organised in alphabetical order of Councillors' surnames by default.
|Paweł Abramowicz||2008–15||Junior (2008)|
|Zayd Al-Ani||2006||GSO Liaison|
|Scott Alexander||2000–03||Administrator-General (jointly with Erik Mortis)|
|Shyriath Bukolos||2011–12, 2014–15||Junior (2014)|
|Josh Coales||2006–11||Technical Advisor|
|Joe Foxon||2013–||Junior (2013–14)|
|Pete James||2006–09||Public Affairs (2006–07), Administrator-General (2007–09)|
|Jack Lewis||2015–||Junior (2015–16)|
|Ric Lyon||2012–13||Junior (2012–13)|
|Erik Mortis||2000–03||Administrator-General (jointly with Scott Alexander)|
|Christopher Octavius||2009–14||Junior (2009)|
|Craitman H. Pellegrino||2007–||Special Maps (2007–08), Cartographer (2008–09), Administrator-General (2009–)|
|Jezza Rasmus||2015–16, 2019–||Junior (2019–)|
|Gerald Ruze||2014–17||Junior (2014–15)|
|Nathan Shepard||2006–07||Junior Cartographer|
|Lady Sigrdrífa||2016–18||Junior (2016–17)|
|Nick Turner||2011–13||Junior (2011)|
|V. C. Vehendi||2006–07||Administrator-General|
|Vilhelm von Benkern||2006–11, 2013–14||Apollo Foundation (2006–11), Junior (2013)|
|Krasniy Yastreb||2017–||Junior (2017–18)|