Become a Member

Join the Ocala Chapter and start taking advantage of the wealth of resources and opportunities the Florida Public Relations Association offers its members.

Be a part of a network of professional colleagues working toward improving their skills as public relations practitioners. Joining the Ocala Chapter will deliver you valuable results – both immediately and long-term.

Member Resources

FPRA members have access to a wide variety of resources for professional development, including webinars provided by the state association on topics of interest to its members and non-members through a series of webinars. State association board members and senior-level members also submit White Papers on topics of interest for effective PR management.

Networking with Peers in the PR Industry:   Many public relations and communications professionals run their own agencies or departments within a larger organization, making them the only person of their specialty within the organization. FPRA’s Annual Conference brings public relations, marketing, advertising and communications professionals together, allowing them to build a network of peers for knowledge sharing, problem-solving and professional growth.

Why Join?

FPRA is an organization dedicated to delivering value to its members. The organization provides a wealth of services, benefits and opportunities dedicated to the success of public relations professionals including staying abreast of the profession, access to professional development and learning from other practitioners. Membership in FPRA is a sound professional investment that gives you quality career opportunities.

Immediate Benefits:

– Access to a professional network of more than 50 local public relations professionals with seasoned practices in a diversity of communications areas, and to more than 1,000 practitioners from around the state of Florida.

Recognition opportunities through industry awards programs at the local and state levels.

Discounts on chapter monthly professional development luncheons, special events and state-level professional development opportunities.

Resume-building opportunities to participate in chapter committees, board of directors and special projects.

– Access to local and state-level job banks specific to the public relations industry.

– Access to white papers, research, industry case studies and best practices.

Long-term Benefits:

Accreditation and Certification program that can open doors to career advancement and higher compensation.

Stronger PR portfolio reflective of your active engagement in a leading public relations association.

How to Apply

The FPRA Ocala Chapter offers various levels of membership and one simple application to fill. To review levels of membership and apply, download the membership application PDF. Return the completed application, along with your current resume, to the FPRA State Office located at: 40 Sarasota Center Blvd., Suite 107, Sarasota, FL 34240 or email to [email protected] or fax to (941) 906-1556.

The State Association will review your application and submit its recommendation to the local board.

You can also join FPRA through the online application.