Committee Info

The PRSA-Las Vegas Valley Chapter represents professional public relations interests in Southern Nevada. Members of our chapter work in corporations, agencies, associations, service organizations, government and universities, reflecting the business and professional community of Southern Nevada. 

The chapter serves approximately 100 local members through a variety of programs that cover relevant and emerging communications topics. Chapter operations and programming are managed by a volunteer board of directors, working with volunteer committees.

Members are encouraged to make the most of their PRSA membership by becoming involved with the following committee opportunities. Please contact us if you're willing and able to volunteer or to learn about membership.

Luncheon Committee:
The Luncheon Committee organizes and staffs luncheon seminars, featuring a variety of relevant topics of interest to public relations practitioners in the Las Vegas Valley. Reports to the VP of Programs; chaired by the President-elect.

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month

Professional Development Committee:
The Professional Development Committee works to increase the value of PRSA membership by offering continued high quality professional development programming for local public relations practitioners through a variety of offerings including live presentations, national PRSA programming and national programs and speakers. Reports to the VP of Programs. 

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month

Pinnacle Awards Committee:
The Pinnacle Awards Committee plans, promotes and manages all aspects of the chapter's annual awards ceremony to recognize the best public relations programs, tools and professionals in Southern Nevada, Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. Reports to the VP of Programs.

Time commitment:  1-2 hours/month for regular planning meetings, until the weeks prior to the event in November.

Western District Conference
The Western District Conference rotates among the member chapters. The Las Vegas Valley Chapter last hosted it in 2011 and may be the host for 2017.

2 hours every month during planning. 10 hours per month or more through the conference.

Recruitment and Retention Committee:
The Recruitment and Retention Committee plans and manages efforts to grow and retain the membership of the PRSA Las Vegas Valley Chapter. It also plans and manages up to four PRSA Las Vegas Valley Chapter mixers per year. Reports to the VP of Membership.

Time commitment:  1-2 hours per month, especially at monthly luncheon seminars and planned chapter mixer events.

Universal Accreditation:
Universal Accreditation works with chapter members to ready them for the APR exam, including conducting preparedness sessions, coordinating Readiness Reviews for candidates, serving as the chapter's liaison to the UAB and associated accreditation information, and promoting the APR program among qualified chapter members. They also engage current APRs in chapter activities, specifically those in support of the accreditation process. Reports to the VP of Membership.

Time commitment:  2 hours every few months for review sessions and exam proctoring for candidates.

Job Bank Committee:
The Job Bank Committee solicits and posts public relations job opportunities for members and others with a subscription. The committee also manages the subscription process for members and non-members in coordination with the Internet committee and the recruitment and retention committee. Reports to the VP of Membership.

Time commitment:  2-4 hours per month

Publicity Committee:
The Publicity Committee provides media relations services to the chapter, including developing and maintaining relationships with local media representatives in an effort to forward public relations as a profession; creating and editing blog postings; and, along with the Internet Committee, coordinating the posting of news on the chapter Web site.  Reports to the VP of Communications.

Time commitment: 2-4 hours/month, and as needed to publicize and promote chapter events.

Diversity Committee:
The Diversity Committee works together with the Recruitment and Retention Committee to increase the chapter's membership with particular attention to increasing the diversity of the chapter, including racial, ethnic, industry and practice. Reports to the VP of Membership.

Time commitment:  1-2 hours per month, working closely with the Recruitment and Retention Committee

Ethics & Advocacy Committee:
The Ethics and Advocacy Committee coordinates chapter ethics messages and serves as a voice for ethics in the chapter. It also serves as a chapter resource to chapter members needing advice and counsel on ethics concerns. Reports to the VP of Communications.

Time commitment:  1-2 hours per month, slightly more in preparation for ethics month in the fall.

Finance Committee:
The Finance Committee review monthly expenses and income, as well as the aggregate annual budget; steers policy regarding the chapter's financial commitments; and provides recommendations on the chapter's financial investments. Chaired by the VP of Finance.

Time commttment: 1-2 hours per month, especially at monthly luncheon seminars and planned chapter mixer events.

Sponsorship Committee:
The Sponsorship Committee identifies and recruits cash and in-kind sponsors for luncheon seminars, professional development seminars, Pinnacle Awards and other chapter events; coordinates sponsor attendance and appropriate recognition for sponsorships; and markets the sponsorship program to maximize awareness. Reports to the VP of Finance.

Time commttment: 1-2 hours per month, especially at monthly luncheon seminars and planned chapter mixer events.

Internet Committee:
The Internet Committee manages content and functionality of the chapter Web site (prsalasvegas.com), supervises technical upgrades to the chapter's electronic communications vehicles, and assists with content and functionality of the Pinnacle Awards Web site. Reports to the VP of Communications.

Time commitment:  1-2 hours per month

Scholarship Committee
The Scholarship Committee disburses an annual scholarship award(s) to a Las Vegas Valley area communications student(s). The committee establishs timeline and marketing plans for scholarship distribution, reviews scholarship application, conducts interviews with candidates, and select successful recipient(s). Reports to the VP of Finance. 

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per month

Please contact us if you're willing and able to volunteer.