Share your stories with your CAPIO colleagues
President Maurice Chaney introduces two new forums to connect with your colleagues.


Dear CAPIO Colleague,

We are in unprecedented times right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It seems like everything we thought was considered “routine and normal” with our jobs have been replaced by unpredictability and disruption.

You are probably working remotely or in an office with fewer co-workers around you. Instead of physically going to meetings, you now log on and everyone is in a little box on your computer screen. That normal sense of working side-by-side with your colleagues can seem non-existent.

One of the highlights of being a member of CAPIO is the ability to network with colleagues and lean on them when you need support, advice or sometimes just a good laugh.

Every year, we’ve gathered for one of the premier conferences in our profession, but this year the pandemic didn’t allow us to do that. Besides all the educational opportunities at the conference, it was a time to connect with fellow members and share stories – both professional and personal – with friends from around that state.

capio member stories page

Since we are unable to do that, CAPIO would like to introduce a new page on our website dedicated to letting members share their pandemic experiences and let you know that you’re not in this alone. You’ve got nearly 700 people backing you up!  Share your thoughts here.

We invite you to send in a note and let us know how you’re doing. What has changed about your job? What’s been the most challenging? Do you have advice for your colleagues on issues that have come up?

You can also share things like tips on how to handle the stress of working from home, how you stay organized, or give a shoutout to a fellow CAPIO member that’s helped you through this.

coming soon – capio’s members only facebook group

Not only are we sharing these ideas on our website, the power of virtually connecting is more important now than ever.  We are establishing a members only private Facebook group where we can commiserate, share best practices, vent and enjoy a group of people who understand who we are as government communications professionals.   Watch for your invitation to this Facebook page coming soon!

We really are all in this together. Sharing your thoughts can allow us to stay even more connected.

Please share your thoughts here - we look forward to hearing from you!

Maurice Chaney
2020-2021 CAPIO President
Public Information Officer, Environmental Utilities
City of Roseville



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