Upcoming Events

FPRA October Meetitng - Social Media during a Crisis Event

Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2015, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Category: Professional Development
Summary: Join us for our October Professional Development Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Lucie County Douglas M. Anderson Emergency Operations Center, 15305 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945 (at the fairgrounds). Lunch is provided by Panera Bread. RSVP today - $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Topic: Using Social Media during a Crisis with Melissa Yunas of the Florida Forestry Service. more…

A Message from the President -- Join FPRA Today!

Treasure Coast Chapter President Erick Gill with State FPRA President Roger PynnEveryone can use good “PR.” In this rapidly changing economy, every professional can benefit from promoting their business – whether you work in local government or the non-profit sector or are the head of a large law firm or the doctor of your own private practice. It’s hard to stay informed on best management practices as it relates to public relations and the media, both on a local and national level.

That’s where the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) can help. As the oldest public relations organization in the United States, FPRA members represent a variety of different organizations including private and public corporations, government entities, not-for-profits, counseling firms and independent practitioners. As a statewide Association, FPRA boasts nearly 1,500 professional and student members, all of which make up the 15 professional and 11 student chapters.

As the President of the Treasure Coast Chapter, I welcome you to join the 50 professionals that make up our diverse and experienced chapter, which stretches includes Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of programs and networking opportunities that will help you navigate the ever-changing media landscape, while at the same time adhering to ethical standards that positively reflect our organization.

As an FPRA member, your membership will work for you every day with a host of professional resources including reduced fees to chapter meetings, informative speakers and discussions that aid in your professional career and business development, newsletters that further support the latest industry trends, and recognition through local and statewide awards competitions for outstanding public relations work.

Joining FPRA is an opportunity that is good for you, your company and your career. Click here for membership application information. You can also find additional information on the State Association at www.fpra.org.

I hope that you will considering becoming a member of the Treasure Coast Chapter or at least joining us at one of our local events. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Erick Gill
FPRA Treasure Coast Chapter President &
Public Information Manager
St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners