It’s election season – the July 8 meeting will feature the new slate for FPRA and also will have a PR-Elections presentation.

Lee County Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington and Collier County Supervisor of Elections Jennifer J. Edwards will be joined by their public relations staffers to discuss the array of issues they face, the lessons learned and the stories elections communications challenges can generate. The panel discussion will shed light on how you handle planning a congressional election in mere weeks and also how you manage intense media coverage the day before, day of and day after an election.

Listen to the panel, ask questions and become more aware of the election cycle we are in while garnering  PR insight.

Registration closes July 3.

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Our Panelists:

Collier County Supervisor of Elections Jennifer J. Edwards Jennifer is a State Certified Supervisor of Elections and was awarded her Master Florida Certified Elections Professional (MFCEP) designation from the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE), as well as a Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA) designation from the Elections Center.

Lee County Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington: Sharon began her career with the Lee County Supervisor of Elections Office in 1989 as Fiscal Officer/Human Resource Director under former Supervisor of Elections, Philinda Young. She was appointed Assistant Supervisor of Elections in 2002 and served in that position until Philinda Young retired in 2004 when Governor Jeb Bush appointed her Supervisor of Elections to finish the term. She was elected in November 2004, and ran unopposed for re-election in 2008 and 2012.

Trish Robertson, Election Communications Coordinator for the Collier County Supervisor of Elections: As Communications Coordinator, Trish maintains working knowledge of Federal and State Election Laws and internal practices and procedures serving as a supportive role to the entire Elections Office. Trish creates, manages and distributes communications for the Elections Office through various media outlets, office publications and social media channels. Additionally, she works closely with the Training and Voter Outreach Departments assisting in the development and execution of election worker recruitment strategies, election worker trainings, and assisting with voter education and outreach.

Vicki Collins, Community Relations Director and Public Information Officer for the Lee County Supervisor of Elections : Vicki’s initiation into major elections began with the 2000 Presidential Election and the infamous hanging, dimpled, and pregnant chads. Vicki has been a member of the Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA since 2006, has served on the Board and assisted the Chapter in various capacities. She received the chapter’s Rising Star Award in 2008.

  •  July 8, 2014
     11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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