PIO Associations

Trying to link up with PIOs within your state or neighboring states?

Here’s our best try at gathering info about state and national associations and how to connect. If your state association is not listed here, let us know at artofpio@gmail.com.
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National Information Officers Association (NIOA)
Annual dues $84

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO)
Annual dues $75
(other membership levels available)

National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC)
Annual dues $125
(other membership levels available)

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Annual dues $255 plus a one-time $65 initiation fee
(other membership levels available)

National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)
Annual dues $275
(other membership levels available)
See here for a link to state chapters

City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)
Annual dues $390
(other membership levels available)

Conference of Court Public Information Officers (CCPIO)
Annual dues $100
(other membership levels available)

Government Social Media Organization (GSMO)
Annual dues $185

National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC)
Annual dues $75

Federal Communicators Network (open to federal, state and local communicators with a valid government email address)
No annual dues

State Associations


California Association of Public Information Officials


Emergency Services Public Information Officers of Colorado


Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officers Association


Kansas Association of Public Information Officers


Kentucky Association of Government Communicators


Maine Public Relations Council


Minnesota Association of Government Communicators


Public Relations Association of Mississippi


MARC Regional Association of PIOs

North Carolina

North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers


Ohio PIO Symposium
Central Ohio Public Information Network (COPIN)


Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers
Texas School Public Relations Association (site down for maintenance)
Houston/Galveston Regional PIO Network


Utah PIO Association
Utah Association for Government Communications
Utah Schools Public Relations Association (USPRA)


Washington Public Information Network

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