Best of Show – End of Year Celebration and Board Installation

Best of Show – End of Year Celebration and Board Installation


You’re invited to come celebrate with the FPRA Ocala Chapter (serving Citrus & Marion Counties)!! Join us for the Chapter’s annual end-of-year celebration and board installation lunch program. We’re excited to recognize the dedication of our outgoing board of directors, announce the winners of our annual membership awards: including the Toni James, APR, CPRC PACEsetter award, welcome the chapter’s new leaders for the 2023-2024 year, and our past presidents will “pass the gavel” to the incoming 23-24 chapter president Lindsay Tozer, FCRM!. Plus, incoming FPRA state president, Wendy Crites Wacker, APR, CPRC, will share her vision for the year ahead. Registration includes a lunch buffet.


Our past president’s gavel ceremony with incoming chapter president Lindsay Tozer, FCRM, new officers’ swearing in, and our annual awards presentation.

Registration for the event is $30 per person. 
Menu includes: Tossed Salad, Lemon Pepper Chicken, Chicken Teriyaki, Stir Fry Vegetables, Fried Rice, and Varied Fruit Tarts.
If you have questions about this event, please contact our current VP of Membership / Incoming President-Elect Greg Davis at (352) 246-2278

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Golden Image Deadline is May 15th

The Golden Image Awards competition is conducted annually by the Florida Public Relations Association to recognize outstanding public relations programs in Florida and to encourage and promote the development of public relations in our state.

The Golden Image Awards have become a standard of excellence in the state of Florida. Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning and design. The awards competition includes four divisions of categories. They are as follows:

  • Division A – Public Relations Programs (13 categories)
  • Division B – Collateral Tools of Public Relations (7 categories)
  • Division C – Digital Tools of Public Relations (9 categories)
  • Division D – Student Projects in Public Relations (6 categories)

Learn more and submit yours here:

Pre-conference Mixer

Join us at the World Equestrian Center for networking with conference attendees, a brief tour of the WEC, photo opp, and drinks and food (on your own) at the Yellow Pony. Learn more here

Nominate communicators of the year by March 11

The deadline to nominate has been extended to March 23!

As part of the Mid-Florida Image Awards gala on April 13, we will also honor our communicators of the year.  

Since 2005, the Wilton F. Martin Communicator of the Year Awards have recognized individuals and institutions with demonstrated excellence in strategic communications that improves the quality of life in Marion or Citrus counties.

Nominees do not have to be members of FPRA but must exemplify the highest professional standards in the communications field. Nominees may include businesses, nonprofits, journalists, educators, community/civic leaders and professionals from allied fields, including advertising and marketing.

Submit your nominations here by March 23.

Your generosity inspires: We helped feed 16 Pace Center for Girls families

PACE Center for Girls

PACE Center for GirlsAt our Merry Mixer on Dec. 16, the FPRA Ocala Chapter presented Pace Center for Girls executive director, Carole Savage, APR, CPRC, a check for $820 – exceeding our $500 objective and helping 16 Pace families buy groceries from Publix during the holidays.
We hosted the fundraiser as part of the chapter’s community service project and to honor Carole and her John W. Dillin Award, FPRA’s highest honor.

The Pace Center for Girls is a nonprofit organization committed to helping girls and young women have a brighter future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

During the check presentation, Carole said: “While we were at home with our families with too much to eat, some of my Pace girls would have had nothing to eat. The Ocala Chapter’s contribution made a huge difference in the lives of our girls – and helped us meet our fundraising goals. I can’t thank you enough.”