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September 2021 Chapter Update

Fri, September 17, 2021 3:26 PM | Emily Hicks (Administrator)

As the last of Oregon schools welcome students back for the 2021-22 school year, the OSPRA board is excited to share our first update of the school year!

2021-22 Goals & Committees

As the OSPRA board looks ahead, we are excited to further engage with all Oregon School PR professionals to ensure the best-quality support, guidance, and learning is available to all members. 

As an organization, the 2021-22 OSPRA board established the following as key goals for sustaining chapter success:

  • Elevating the Profession
  • Supporting Professionals 
  • Leading Equitable and Inclusive Communication Practice

Operations  
Committee Chair: Emily Hicks, Salem-Keizer Public Schools
The operations committee works to maintain chapter success through membership development, mentorship and partnerships with other state and national organizations for the support of Oregon school public relations.

Professional Development  ‍
Committee Chair: Natalie Hurd, Medford School District
The professional development committee maintains chapter success through the development of opportunities for continued professional development of members including virtual and in-person conference opportunities, book clubs, hot topics events and more.

Finance 
Committee Chair: Nancy Raskauskas-Coons, Brookings-Harbor School District
The finance committee supports chapter success through the responsible overview of chapter finances including annual budgeting, sponsorships, scholarships and awards programs.

Communications 
Committee Chair: Bettina Bautista, Willamette ESD
Yes! Even professional communicators need a communications committee! The communications committee supports chapter success through ongoing communication to chapter members and external communication to partner stakeholders, districts, and chapters across the nation. 

Membership Renewal ✅

Automatic membership renewal emails were sent to your email on September 1. Please follow the link in your renewal email and log into the website to renew your membership. 

The board is excited to provide exclusive ways to connect as a PR community this year. We are thrilled to have you here with us!

Board Position Transition

We are excited to announce that Nancy Raskauskas-Coons from Brookings-Harbor School District has been appointed as the 2021-22 OSPRA Board Chair of Finance. Please join us in congratulating Nancy as she moves into this new and important role to support OSPRA members!

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