In November PIOs from across the state joined Butte County PIOs
in the aftermath of the devastating #CampFire. PIOs from across
California came to support. From the JIC we share stories
from Paul Hosley from West Sacramento along with Adriane Mertens
and Misti Harris from Santa Rosa who knew firsthand how the
community and their fellow PIOs were feeling in the midst of the
disaster and the recovery. Additionally, we share a
story from Brandon Vaccaro who assists CAL FIRE Incident
Management Teams on large-scale incidents.
You are CAPIO. We are CAPIO. And, together, we are a mighty
group of government communicators charged with working on behalf
of our public to inform, educate and engage.
We are 500 strong and growing, and we thank you for supporting
the California Association of Public Information Officials.
February is membership month. Not only do we want to celebrate
the hundreds of men and women that make up this great
association, but also want people to know who we are, too.
Recruit a colleague or another government communicator to join
This week CAPIO celebrated a milestone as our 500th member
just rolled in! In just five short years, CAPIO’s membership
has tripled in size. This is testimony to an increased demand for
well-trained professional government communicators and CAPIO’s
relevance in providing an avenue for professionals to learn, grow
and thrive in this dynamic field.
CAPIO’s growing membership enables us to continue expanding our
educational, professional development and accreditation programs
to our members.