Have you been watching all the excitement going on in PRSA Colorado and wondering how to be a part of it? The best networking and professional development happen on the committees that power our Chapter. PRSA Colorado's committee structure is vital to our success with countless hard-working members devoting time and energy to each committee. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with our Chapter, email

    Why volunteer?
    Enhanced reputation on the job - participation in the leadership of a professional organization tells your supervisor, co-workers and clients that you take your profession and your responsibilities seriously.

    Accelerated leadership expertise - strengthen skills and abilities, including new leadership techniques. Develop hidden skills you might not get a chance to cultivate on the job.

    Expand your network - meet and share with practitioners who work in different industries and sectors.

    Shape the Chapter - influence future programming and other offerings.

    Add value to your PRSA Colorado membership - learn more about the benefits offered by PRSA at the Chapter, District and National levels.

    Maintain accreditation - the simplest and most rewarding way to earn APR maintenance credits.



    The media relations, advocacy and marketing committee oversees the development and implementation of a Chapter public relations program that reflects favorably on PRSA and the profession, as well as publicizes Chapter activities and member accomplishments such as honors or awards through media interviews and speaking engagements.


    The social media committee members develop and manage social media and online strategies for the Chapter. Activities include coordinating the flow of information about the Chapter to our members and the community in general; overseeing social media profiles including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other platforms; managing the Chapter Blog; serving as the Chapter's social media point person for all members and committee chairs; monitoring the internet for PRSA Colorado posts/news; reporting to the board once a month; posting articles as needed; staying abreast of new digital communications tools; and making recommendations to the board as appropriate.


    The Chapter editor reviews all copy to ensure AP Style standards and a unified voice in all Chapter communications including email blasts, web site content, letters to the membership and social media posts.



    This committee is responsible for the planning and execution of this annual event that provides PR/communication assistance to area nonprofits.


    The PRSSA/student outreach committee serves as a liaison with local PRSSA chapters. This committee coordinates at least one student program per year, builds relationships with PRSSA chapters and other PR groups at universities and colleges within the Chapter service area, assists in providing speakers for PRSSA meetings and other non-PRSSA groups, and strongly encourages PRSA associate membership and Chapter membership after college graduation.



    The Gold Pick committee handles the Chapter’s Special Awards program for outstanding service to the Chapter and profession, and is also responsible for all aspects of the annual Gold Pick Awards event including call for entries, reciprocal judging, event coordination and management.



    The accreditation committee promotes Universal Accreditation within the Chapter and encourages eligible members to participate in the exam process. This committee also works with other Chapter committees in planning and conducting courses or seminars to prepare candidates to take the accreditation exam, schedules the written and oral portions of the accreditation exam and arranges for oral examining teams composed of three accredited members.


    The membership committee identifies eligible and qualified candidates with the Chapter area to assist them in becoming members, paying particular attention to graduating PRSSA members and new practitioners. This committee also develops and manages a member retention program, is familiar with the membership and eligibility information within the National bylaws, is aware of National membership promotions that can be leveraged locally, submits an annual membership retention/recruitment plan to the board, promotes friendly relations among members, welcomes new members into the Chapter and makes certain that guests who attend Chapter functions meet our members. The committee formally follows up with guests at all PRSA Colorado functions and solicits board support for additional follow up, ensuring each new member is accompanied and properly introduced when attending their first Chapter meeting.



    The programs/social events committee plans, promotes and stages a minimum of eight professional development programs for regular Chapter meetings, in addition to scheduling occasional social events including the leadership garden party and holiday party. This committee secures speakers and panelists for programs, makes all advance arrangements with speakers, obtains biographical information for introductions, and promoting and publicizing the meeting, and makes recommendations to the board for the planning of professional development programs and social events.


    The Fall Summit committee plans, promotes and stages the annual Fall Summit, a full-day professional development and networking event. In addition, the committee schedules speakers, panelists or other program activities, including making all advance arrangements with speakers and obtaining biographical information for introductions and promoting and publicizing the event.