3 Big Reasons to Renew Your FPRA Membership


It’s time to renew your FPRA membership! As the nation’s oldest public relations association, FPRA is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. FPRA now consists of more than 1,200 members throughout Florida and offers unparalleled professional development opportunities.

There are lots of reasons why FPRA membership is beneficial, from educational events featuring top PR professionals, free webinars, networking opportunities, and APR and CPRC accreditation. Here are just a few more reasons, from your fellow members:

FPRA members are the most genuine and welcoming PR professionals you will find. I never hesitate to call someone from my chapter, another chapter or even the state board if I have a question or need help with a project I am working on. It really is a supportive group!” – Kim Polacek, APR, chapter president

FPRA has given me the professional backbone to practice responsible, strategic public relations with the added benefit of 1,000+ peers across the state. No single college course or program could offer that. FPRA invests first in its human capital – its members – and it shows.” – Barbra M. Hernández, APR, CPRC, chapter board member

I would recommend [FPRA membership] for anyone who wants to grow professionally and meet other likeminded professionals and friends. You’ll meet other professionals who can benefit you, and you’ll also learn valuable skills to help you grow in your career.” – Leah Saunders, APR, past chapter president

In addition to renewals, we hope to add many new members to the Tampa Bay Chapter this year. If you have colleagues and friends in PR, please tell them about the benefits of joining FPRA and invite them to one of our upcoming events. If you have any questions about membership, contact our VP of Membership, Chad McLeod, APR, CPRC.

The deadline for members to renew is Oct. 31. You may renew online at fpra.org or send your payment to the state office at 40 Sarasota Center Blvd., Suite 107, Sarasota, FL, 34240.

Members who renew after October will be charged a $25 late fee, so please renew today if you haven’t already.