2019 Board Elections

Creating New Pathways to Leadership in PRSA Oregon by Dianne Danowski Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA 2018 has been an extraordinary year for our chapter. There were still growing pains from our statewide merger of three chapters becoming one and some board vacancies created opportunities for refocusing on priority strategies and important conversations.  The Presidents’ CouncilContinue reading “2019 Board Elections”

PRSA Oregon Chapter Announces New Leadership for 2018

The Oregon chapter of the Public Relations Society of America announces its selection of the 2018 board of directors, following the Annual Membership Meeting and Elections held Nov. 8, 2017. 2017 signified a landmark year for PRSA, as the organization experienced a successful and historic merger that established the unified chapter of PRSA Oregon. DuringContinue reading “PRSA Oregon Chapter Announces New Leadership for 2018”

2018 Annual Membership Meeting Recap

Annual Membership Meeting & Elections Goes Virtual On Nov. 8, 2017, PRSA Oregon hosted its first annual membership meeting and election results via webinar to celebrate this founding year’s efforts and next year’s elected leaders with 22 members joining online (of 32 registered attendees). The 2018 board of directors slate was announced on Oct. 24 and voting wasContinue reading “2018 Annual Membership Meeting Recap”

PRSA Oregon Celebrates Banner Year

New 300-Member Chapter Marks Completion of Historic Merger, Hosts Two Signature Events to Close out 2017 Portland, Ore. – The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is in the midst of a major celebration as it caps off a banner year in the state of Oregon. The nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the growth andContinue reading “PRSA Oregon Celebrates Banner Year”

Final Transition Steering Committee Report: October

Finishing Strong At our final Transition Steering Committee meeting for 2017, we took a few minutes to celebrate the momentum we’ve built. We’ve been so busy working on projects, that I think even we were surprised by everything that our newly formed regional chapter had accomplished when we reflected upon the year. As the finalContinue reading “Final Transition Steering Committee Report: October”

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 ofContinue reading “Meet the 2018 PRSA Oregon Leadership”

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, showingContinue reading “PRSA Oregon Shines at 2017 PRSAIcon”

PRSA Oregon Leadership Announcement

As many of you know, 2017 has been an incredibly busy, but also very successful year. CommCon 2017 was very well received, we piloted several new programs to serve our members, membership is up Year Over Year and we have successfully completed our merger to be one, statewide chapter. All of that being said, weContinue reading “PRSA Oregon Leadership Announcement”

Annual Meeting & Elections

Save the Date! After a successful merger year, it’s time to elect the 12-member PRSA Oregon Chapter Board of Directors for 2018. Please save-the-date for our 2017 annual meeting held on Nov. 8, 2017, at 6 p.m. from the comfort of your own home or office. You’ll get a chance to hear from current andContinue reading “Annual Meeting & Elections”

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 smallContinue reading “Transition Steering Committee Report: September”