Networking Opportunities

Being a member of FPRA offers year-round networking opportunities and fosters relationships that will enhance your career.

Monthly Speaker Series

Have a great idea for a future speaker? Email Joey Martinez at Joey.martinez@brammerbio.com.

Latest News + Updates

Submit Your Nominations Today for our Chapter’s Annual Awards!

Nominate your choices for Member of the Year, Professional of the Year and Rising Star of the Year. As a member of FPRA Gainesville’s Chapter, you have the opportunity to help us honor three local professionals! The deadline for submitting nominations for all three...

Five Tips on Preparing FPRA Image Award Entries

A spark of imagination can change a business for the better. The Image Awards are designed to find the best campaigns and share that spark with your peers across the state. Ready to apply? Here are five tips to make sure your Image Award is submitted correctly. Read...

It’s time to enter the Local Image Awards

Share your spark of imagination with FPRA Gainesville! Now accepting submissions for the FPRA Gainesville Image Awards until 5 p.m. on March 15, 2019. Also save the date and join us for the FPRA Gainesville Chapter Image Awards on Thursday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 1...

Join us at Quiz for a Cause: ’90s Edition

Join us for an entertaining night of trivia at Quiz for a Cause: '90s Edition, our annual fundraiser to support professional development opportunities for FPRA members. Teams will test their knowledge of '90s-themed trivia to compete to be the 2019 Quiz for a Cause...

About Us 


Founded in 1938, the Florida Public Relations Association is the nation’s oldest association of public relations professionals. Today, more than 1,400 FPRA members unite in the common cause of enhancing and promoting the public relations profession. FPRA provides a variety of services, benefits and opportunities. It is dedicated to programs and activities that support the success of the public relations professional:

  • Enhancing the professional development of its members
  • Providing a forum for personal growth through interaction and resource exchange
  • Serving as the “united voice” of the public relations profession in Florida
  • Fostering the highest professional standards and ethics of its members
  • Gaining understanding and support for the performance of its members and the profession as a whole on behalf of all practitioners within the state of Florida.

FPRA Gainesville was established in 1968, and today boasts one of the largest chapter memberships in the state.  FPRA Gainesville has been awarded Chapter of the Year seven times: 1995, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2015.


Being involved with FPRA has provided me with the unique opportunity to mingle with PR professionals in Gainesville and to share ideas about industry trends.  No matter your level of experience in the industry, becoming involved with FPRA is an excellent opportunity to grow as a professional and make valuable connections.


Alisha Katz

Marketing Manager, UF Health

Since joining FPRA in 2010, I have grown very passionate for the organization, its mission and the incredible work the Gainesville chapter does for its local community. Being a part of this organization has opened so many doors in my professional career, and I look forward to giving back to the organization as much as it has given to me.

Allison Downey, APR, CPRC

Marketing Communications Manager, Patient Education & Practice Marketing, Exactech

Being involved with FPRA has provided me with the unique opportunity to Public relations plays a critical role in our society. More importantly it plays a critical role in our community. So, it stands to reason that FPRA, as an association that helps to strengthen communications professionals, plays a critical role in our community. The association and its members continually help me to grow both professionally and personally; I don’t think I’d be where I am today without it. FPRA is absolutely the best around.


Kevin Coulson, APR, CPRC

Digital Communications Strategist, College of Education, University of Florida

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