The National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America was chartered by PRSA on December 4, 1949. We are one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse chapters in the nation, comprised of agencies, non-profits, associations, corporations, federal government offices, military, and independent practitioners.
Each year, PRSA-NCC hosts more than 40 professional development programs and events aimed to educate every level of career professional on topics essential and burgeoning in the communications industry.
One of the chapter’s distinctions is its more than 15 committees, representing the many facets of our community and the industry as a whole. Chaired by volunteers and open to all members, the committees cover a wide range of education, accreditation, and specialty practices, such as international and associations/non-profits, along with the operations and outreach of the chapter, with active initiatives such as mentoring, university relations, sponsorships, and professional development.
The chapter invites students and non-members to participate in all of our programming so that they can learn more about the value of participating in our local community network and the benefits of membership.
We thrive through the initiatives of more than 50 chapter volunteers who chair or participate on committees and serve on the Board of Directors. All members of the NCC are eligible to volunteer on our committees and run for our Board positions.
The chapter is structured under the rules of its bylaws. Those bylaws govern the structure of its Board and the duties of its Officers, among other items. NCC’s 10-member Board consists of an annually elected group of local practitioners who serve one- or two-year terms, led by a group of seven Executive Officers. The National Capital Chapter operates under the guidance of an Executive Director through an association management company that is paid for the operation and administration of the chapter.