Welcome to PRSA Blue Ridge Chapter

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is a professional association serving Central and Southwest Virginia public relations practitioners. Since 1992, the chapter strives to bring together professionals to enhance the practice, provide an exchange of experiences and ideals, and promote professional development.

August Luncheon - August 10 @ Hotel Roanoke
Bringing George Takei to Roanoke

In fall 2015, Mayor David Bowers released a statement against admitting Syrian refugees into Virginia. City leaders turned the situation into an opportunity to enlighten citizens about the importance of diversity and inclusion by inviting actor/activist George Takei to visit Roanoke in May 2016, to speak about the over-reaction to the presence of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Melinda Mayo and Timothy Martin will offer a behind-the-scenes look at how the city responded to this crisis, and share the positive outcomes that resulted. This event was recognized by the PRSA Blue Ridge Chapter with a 2016 Gold Summit Award in crisis and issues management, and by the Virginia Public Relations Awards with a 2017 Commonwealth Award of Excellence for the crisis communication.

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Are You Ready to be a Leader?

Are you a leader? Would you like to consider a future leadership role as a committee chair? Or would you like to get involved as a committee member or on a special initiative/event?

Please let the current chapter leadership know by filling out this chapter involvement form and returning it to President Jen Ward at Jen.Ward@vdot.virginia.gov


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10 Aug 2017 12:00 PM (EDT) • The Hotel Roanoke

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