The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) is a statewide organization of more than 1,200 public relations professionals dedicated to advancing the professional development of its members. You should join.


Upcoming Events

Friday, March 16, 2018

FPRA Social AKA “Box Wine Picnic”

Bring a blanket or chair and join FPRA for a “Box Wine Picnic” on March 16 at Lakeland’s Lake Mirror Amphitheatre while we enjoy Pops by the Lake with Six String Soldiers presented by the Imperial Symphony Orchestra.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Knowing Your Audience: What does the data say?

To achieve the best results in public relations, a clearly defined target audience is critical. The Central Florida Regional Planning Council will share current demographic and economic trends of Polk County to provide insight to your broad audience while sharing tools on how you can access data from your desktop.


Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Media Summit

The media landscape is changing. Learn from news editors, reporters and public relations professionals on how to communicate more effectively in a digital age. Enjoy breakfast as local news leaders analyze the current state of the media industry and discuss the future of social media, fake news and developing technology. Then, engage in small group break-out sessions to hear from public relations pros who will give you the latest tips for identifying, crafting and delivering a compelling message that will get your business noticed.

Upcoming Opportunities

FPRA Local Image Awards

Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is Monday, March 5.

Annual Conference Scholarship

Click here to download form. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 23.

Rising Leader Award Nomination

Click here to download form. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 23.

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“Group Discussion: Hurricane Irma”

Hurricane Irma may have brought bleak weather, but it was the time to shine for PR professionals as they relayed important information to the community. At the September 20, 2017 meeting of Dick Pope/Polk County chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association,...

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FPRA Welcomes New Board Members

LAKELAND, Fla., August 29, 2017 - The Dick Pope/ Polk County chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association 2017/2018 board members were installed by State President Ryan Gerds, APR, CPRC at the August 17 meeting. The 2017/2018 Dick Pope/ Polk County FPRA board...

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FPRA Celebrates Outstanding Members during Monthly Meeting

LAKELAND, Fla., August 29, 2017- Two awards were presented during the Florida Public Relations Association’s Dick Pope/ Polk County chapter meeting on August 16, 2017. The awards recognized outstanding chapter members. A summary of achievements and awards were...

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The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida.


To be Florida’s most respected public relations organization