Entries by Julie Williams

Meet the 2018 PRSA Oregon Leadership

2017 was an historic year of becoming PRSA Oregon – connecting with and understanding our community so that we can offer more robust programming and regional networking that best serves members across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Representative Leaders with Geographic Diversity In accordance with chapter bylaws the 20-person Nominating Committee assembled an outstanding slate of […]

PRSA Oregon Shines at 2017 PRSAIcon

PRSA Oregon showed its “Revolutionary Leadership” at this year’s PRSA International Conference (#PRSAIcon), Chapter Leadership Rally (#PRSArally) and National Assembly (#PRSAdelegates) held in Boston, Mass., Oct. 6-10. Ten PRSA Oregon members attended, two received industry awards, three advocated for members’ rights at Assembly and one networked with chapters from around the country at Rally, showing […]

Transition Steering Committee Report: September

Rethinking the 2018 programming schedule Membership participation was encouraged and documented during the Listening Tour follow-up sessions in Eugene, Portland and Salem.  At our September Transition Steering Committee meeting, we reviewed members’ ideas about where, when and what programs would best meet their needs. About 25 members participated in the brainstorming activity.  While that’s a small […]

Secretary/President-Elect Application

During this year’s Listening Tour, members said: “we need to make sure that everyone has a voice at a table” with responsibilities that make a difference for anyone, anywhere. And that starts with our chapter leadership. Call to Service This year all members were considered for service as we piloted a new model. To ensure […]

Transition Steering Committee Report: July-August

Building A Foundation For 2018 July and August were milestone months for PRSA Oregon’s transition to a regional chapter. We launched a service draft to fill board and committee positions for 2018 after all members were invited to volunteer for a role. With this input, the Nominating Committee, including all current board members,  gathered and […]

Drafting Our Dream Team

Author: Julie Williams, APR, 2018 President-Elect As I was committing to the presidency last July I had to think about the whole experience: what the merger would be like, how 2018 fit into vision 2020, and especially who I’d work with on the board. Back then my first thought was pretty typical – recruiting my friends. […]

Transition Steering Committee Report: May

Author: Julie Williams, APR, MA Big Accomplishments This Spring Gathering with peers at the 2017 Communicators Conference was the perfect opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come since the PRSA Oregon Chapter was formed in January. As participants checked in and collected their conference materials, current members received pins recognizing their status as founders of […]

Transition Steering Committee Report: April

Author: Julie Williams, APR, MA Member Outreach Connects Statewide   Wahoo, we’ve finished the official information gathering phase of the Listening Tour throughout the state! Overall, we had positive experiences in respective communities with genuine interest, honest input and creative ideas. The tour featured discussion sessions in Eugene, Portland and Salem with some members traveling from […]