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 FPRA Gainesville at fpragainesville@gmail.com.

Latest News + Updates

Call for Entries for the 2021 FPRA Image Awards

The Call for Entries for the 2021 FPRA Image Awards competition is now open! Detailed information can be found here. There have been a few updates...

FPRA Gainesville January Program: UF Health Screen, Test & Protect

COVID-19 forced UF and UF Health staff to work closely together on a strategic plan to: 1) make and keep campus safe for returning faculty, staff...

Holiday Happy Hours

Celebrate the holidays and have a drink on us at Depot Park Boxcar Beer and Wine Garden on December 9 from 5-7 pm. This outdoor area will allow us...

November Program: Moving the Needle on Diversity & Inclusion

Our November program features a dynamic and engaging discussion with Dr. Earl Mowatt of Orlando’s onePULSE Foundation who will help us recognize...

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.

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“My FPRA membership was invaluable in helping me get my current position.”

Joey Mazzaferro – Public Relations Specialist II, College of Design, University of Florida

“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, Marketing Communications Manager, Patient Education & Practice Marketing – Exactech

“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 – Digital Communications Strategist, College of Education, University of Florida

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