Project Committees

NAPRCA Project Committees

NAPRCA gives plenty of ways for members to meet PR peers, exchange ideas, and become more involved in the organization and community. A great start for the new member is to serve on one (ore several!) of our active committees. Here’s why:

  • Helps you build relationships and friendships with some of North Alabama’s most talented communication pros
  • Expands your professional network
  • Gives you hands-on experience to strengthen skill sets and CV
  • Offers ways to make meaningful contributions that advance the profession and support the community
  • Provides a robust platform for personal leadership growth
  • Exposes you to the chapter’s inner workings, giving you a voice in decisions

Our mission is to promote the ethical practice of public relations among professional practitioners and students, provide for the professional development of members, foster understanding within the community regarding the practice of public relations, and support the community through the use of members’ skills.


For more information on any of these committees, contact us.


Ways You Can Volunteer

Every year, we select a local nonprofit and provide strategic public relations planning for free. Take a look at our past projects to get an idea of how this rewarding committee gives back.

If you would like to volunteer on the 2020 PRo Bono Committee, contact our VP of Programs, Ashley Polesak at

NAPRCA hosts a PR track at The Community Foundation’s Nonprofit University, an annual collaborative training event which provides professional development for nonprofit boards and staff.

If you would like to volunteer on the NPU committee, contact our VP of Professional Development, Jennifer Malone at

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

NAPRCA’s messaging, programming and outreach will encompass diverse voices, faces, genders, and cultures to better represent those communities. We believe it is important to not only engage with, but advocate for under-represented communities. Expanding our outreach makes us better public relations professionals for our organizations, clients, and one another.

Under the leadership of Committee Chair Patricia Lloyd, the committee will evaluate the Chapter’s current programs, membership makeup, communications tactics and overall atmosphere to develop a longterm strategic roadmap for D&I initiatives.

To get involved with the D&I committee, contact Patricia Lloyd.

We co-host another annual training event with the Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship called The BIG Marketing and PR Event. It’s a full day of professional development.

If you would like to volunteer on the BIG Event committee, contact our VP of Professional Development, Jennifer Malone at

Our association has value such that most of our members decide to reinvest in us each year. It takes volunteer hands to make sure the experience stays positive for current members and continues to attract new members.

If you would like to volunteer on the membership committee, contact our VP of Membership, Lori Miller at

We are fortunate to have strong student chapter with active young professionals. We’re always open to opportunities for internships, job shadowing, mentoring and activities that bring our professionals and students together.

If you would like to volunteer on the student relations committee, contact our VP of Students, Rylee Lefevre at

As an association of professional communicators, it’s important for NAPRCA to maintain best practices in its own communications. Through website, social media, email campaigns and other channels, NAPRCA strives to keep members in the know about all the exciting benefits and programs we offer.

If you want to volunteer on the communications committee, contact our VP of Communications, Madi Winkler.