The Florida Press Association will be recognizing the value of public notices in the news media on Wednesday, January 24, in Tallahassee. The event will be during the third week of the 2018 Legislative Session when committees will be meeting and legislator and staff meetings can be arranged. We encourage publishers and senior media executives to come to Tallahassee to assist with the efforts on educating our legislators about the value of public notices and the role of the news media in the local community. You are encouraged to set meetings with the legislators from your district on this day, as the members of Florida’s news media comes together to make their presence felt in Tallahassee. (Find your state representative here and your senator here.) Please let us know if you need assistance or would like us to set up a meeting.
At noon, there will be a lunch with guest legislators. Sign up at www.flpress.com/publicnoticeday. We will also have a limited room block available for those needing a room. On Tuesday, January 23, the First Amendment Foundation will hold its annual Sunshine luncheon.
Additionally, FPA is coordinating an advertising campaign with quarter, half and full page ads to run the week of January 21 – 27 in every member newspaper. Insertion orders will be sent by Intersect Media Solutions two weeks in advance, and the ads will also be available at www.flpress.com/publicnoticeday.
More details, including an agenda, will be provided closer to the date, but please mark your calendars for January 24!