If you’re not a member, you should be asking yourself why. Ours is a unique and diverse group, representing law enforcement, fire, emergency services, medical and other public safety oriented organizations. If you’re an information officer who deals with the media on a regular basis, you need to be a member of the NIOA!
– Foster Arnett, President Emeritus
Regular Membership is open to any full-time or part-time public information officer employed by any local, county, state or federal Emergency Services Agency or others as determined by majority vote of the Board of Directors.
Membership is based on a calendar year. All memberships are individual (not agency) and are non-transferable.
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Members are eligible to attend the annual NIOA Training Conference, a multi-day event which seeks to organize and train Public Information Officers through workshops, seminars and case presentations by PIOs who have handled some of the biggest news events of our time. The gathering also offers unrivaled opportunities for meeting and networking with your professional peers from across North America.
Members automatically receive a subscription to the NIOA News, the official publication of the NIOA, with articles and photos from around the nation, all specifically written and compiled to benefit you, the Public Information Officer. You’ll also be eligible to receive discounts at selected PIO classes offered around the country, and have unrestricted access to all areas of our organization’s expanding Web Site.