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Committees

Members get the most out of their PRSA Richmond membership when they join a committee. Committees are where much of the chapter’s programming is born, but they’re also just great places to meet new people. Members who are interested in joining a committee should complete a volunteer interest form.

Accreditation Committee
Helps members achieve Accreditation in Public Relations (APR).

Awards Committee
Plans the Virginia Public Relations Awards.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Helps board members achieve their diversity-related objectives.

Media Relations Committee
Pitches stories about PRSA Richmond, its programs and its members to local and regional media outlets.

Membership Committee
Implements an annual membership campaign to recruit new members and retain existing ones.

Professional Development Committee
Plans at least two professional development seminars each year.

Programs Committee
Secures speakers for nine lunch programs throughout year.

Public Service Committee
Solicits applications from nonprofit organizations that would like to receive pro bono public relations assistance. Selects one organization to receive comprehensive support. Hosts a free half-day public relations workshop for all nonprofits that applied.

Social Media Committee
Communicates about PRSA Richmond and its programs across the chapter’s social media channels. Channels currently include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Sponsorships Committee
Provides agencies, vendors and other corporate entities with comprehensive information about the chapter’s sponsorship package. Ensures chapter delivers on all its sponsorship incentives.

Student Relations Committee
Acts as a liaison to PRSSA chapters at universities across Central Virginia. Runs Student Mentoring Week, which pairs PRSA members with college students interested in the public relations profession. Visits colleges and other venues to speak about careers in public relations. Helps send several students each year to the PRSA International Conference.