For the second year in a row, PRCA North Alabama is the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) Jamie Palmer Chapter of the Year. SPRF’s 2020 Chapter of Distinction Awards (CODA) were announced during SPRF’s virtual PR Voyage conference on September 15th. The award is judged by industry peers outside of SPRF’s four member states (Ala., Miss., La., Fla.) and granted to the chapter who excels in the most out of eight categories related to chapter operations.
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- Jamie Palmer Chapter of the Year – NAPRCA
In August, the Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA) announced NAPRCA as its 2019 Sharon Heflin Chapter of the Year (COTY). This marks NAPRCA’s second year receiving the highest chapter honor at both a state and regional level.
SPRF describes the Chapter of the Year award’s namesake, Jamie Palmer, on its website:
Jamie Palmer, APR, is a longtime member of SPRF who has lived in all four member states, as well as the Middle East, Argentina, and now Colombia. Palmer was in the charter group of Senior Practitioners in 1990 and served as the SPRF President in 1991. In 1995, she received SPRF’s highest individual honor, the Professional Achievement Award. She is a founding member of SPRF’s Council of Leaders. Palmer has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s in public relations/advertising from the University of Alabama. She has worked in the agency, nonprofit and corporate sectors and has taught public relations writing, management, and campaigns.
SPRF describes the value of CODA on its website:
“The Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) established the Chapter of Distinction Awards (CODA) program in 2009 to promote continuous improvement in chapters’ function, outreach, and benefits to their members and communities. The competition allows chapters to use best practices in public relations by setting objectives in each area, developing a clear strategy and underlying tactics to achieve those objectives, and provide measurable evaluation. The program encourages member organizations to annually evaluate their activities as well as plan ahead to make progress in these areas to improve the chapter and its services.”
NAPRCA congratulates all chapters and members for their success.