I Love My Section: Public Affairs and Government

By Jenn Elting, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

For public relations professionals wanting to develop their careers within a specific industry, PRSA offers Professional Interest Sections. These groups help members connect with others in the same fields, oftentimes experiencing the same issues unique to your specific industry.

Personally, I love my section: Public Affairs and Government (PAG). Whether connecting online or in-person at a Section Conference, it’s as if I’ve met my people. My tribe, so to speak. Whether we represent city, county or state governments; branches of the military or public safety forces; public utilities; federal departments or agencies; trade associations or various organizations, we all share the same struggles – and the same stories – and can rely on each other for support, for ideas, for advice.

In addition to PAG, there are 13 other sections available to PRSA members.

For anyone interested in attending a 2019 Professional Interest Section Conference, here are some upcoming opportunities:

For PAG’s summit, the Call for Presentations is currently open through Jan. 11. For more information, visit http://apps.prsa.org/Conferences/PAG/cfp/instructions today.

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