April 14, 2010

Member Spotlight: Lynn Onstot

In the Southwest Missouri Chapter of PRSA, we have a wide variety of seasoned professionals and new professionals. Each individual has a unique set of talents and challenges. Part of the mission of PRSA is to network and learn from one another; with this in mind, the membership and communications committees will begin to highlight members - ask them to share about what they do, what resources they use and about them personally - and we hope it is a useful tool for all who read it.

Name: Lynn Onstot
PRSA join date: 2002
How long have you been in the PR field? Since 1986
Current job title: Public Information Officer, City of Joplin
Current projects: Gathering information for the possible renewal of a parks/stormwater sales tax; integrating social networking into City Government while determining best use/practices of these tools
What PR resources have you found to be helpful? PRSA’s Tactics provides great insight on areas that affect the PR field as a whole, yet many articles are applicable to my specific needs. I also enjoy the PRSA Daily Briefings’ articles.
What do you do in your free time - what are your hobbies? My husband Steve and I have two daughters who are active in athletics, dance and school activities – so a lot of my time is spent in the audience cheering for them. I also enjoy swimming, biking, reading and gardening.

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