It’s official: CAPIO is only one of nine public relations organizations to offer our members the internationally recognized Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)! The APR is overseen by the Universal Accreditation Board, comprised of representatives from the nine organizations.
“CAPIO members are some of the best and brightest government communicators in California,” said CAPIO President-elect Christine Brainerd, APR, communications manager for City of Folsom. “Joining the UAB board and providing the APR, the gold standard in public relations accreditation, will be an added benefit to our members who want to continue to advance in the profession through education, expertise and ethics.”
Representing CAPIO on the UAB will be Rachel A. McGuire, APR, communications manager for Western Municipal Water District in Riverside, Calif. McGuire earned her APR in 2015 and has been a member of CAPIO since 2005. She has served on the CAPIO board since 2009 in the roles of president, vice-president - awards, vice-president – conference; and is currently the education and development chair.