Better together

PRSA Oregon is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable society. We understand and uphold these values as chapter members, through our work and while serving our communities. We believe this commitment will strengthen the public relations profession and help us thrive as individual practitioners. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Led by the CommitteeContinue reading “Better together”

From Our President: A Great Start to 2019!

It’s been a productive start to 2019 for PRSA Oregon’s board of directors. I’m excited about the enthusiasm, energy, and great work being done by the chapter’s leaders and committee volunteers. The PRSA Oregon board just finished its 2019 strategic plan. That plan is a built around a vison of PRSA Oregon as a thrivingContinue reading “From Our President: A Great Start to 2019!”

Annual Meeting November 29 Available via Webscast!

PRSA Oregon Annual Meeting November 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm If you cannot attend, click HERE to join the meeting via webcast at 6 p.m. Celebrate PRSA’s Oregon’s inaugural year as a statewide chapter. The PRSA Oregon annual meeting will take place  Thursday, November 29 at the U of O Turnbull Center, 70 NW Couch St., Portland,Continue reading “Annual Meeting November 29 Available via Webscast!”

Ensuring Strong Governance for PRSA Oregon

by Dianne Danowski Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA 2018 was also an extraordinary year of governance at all levels of PRSA. In this year’s National Leadership Assembly in October, PRSA Oregon’s three delegates heard spirited debate from national leadership, delegates and members on important topics such as membership veracity and what improvements might be made inContinue reading “Ensuring Strong Governance for PRSA Oregon”

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”

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 andContinue reading “Transition Steering Committee Report: July-August”

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.Continue reading “Drafting Our Dream Team”

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 ofContinue reading “Transition Steering Committee Report: May”

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 fromContinue reading “Transition Steering Committee Report: April”

We’re All Ears: PRSA Statewide Listening Tour Visits Salem

Author:  Elisa Williams How the new statewide PRSA Oregon Chapter could help members develop professional connections was the focal point of discussions during morning and evening Listening Tour sessions in Salem. These Listening Tour events, held at Willamette University in Salem on April 18 and 19, attracted members from Salem, Stayton and Lincoln City, inContinue reading “We’re All Ears: PRSA Statewide Listening Tour Visits Salem”