Public Relations

Public Relations Committee Overview:

Promote the CANA organization throughout the community and city at large to increase our effectiveness through credibility, visibility, and a favorable image to the community and city.

Where our mission is brought to reality

  • Determine vision
  • Identify and rank priorities
  • Select at least one goal to achieve by August 21
  • For each activity, develop program plan: Tasks, responsibilities ,due date, budget. Internal and external resources needed
  • Prepare monthly status report for each meeting and post on web site

Facilitator: Diana Carpenter


  • Document news worthy CANA activities and provide press releases to local and national news organizations.
  • Take pictures, video, and written accounts of CANA events for web site and press releases
  • Publicity and awards for Kids that graduate or have significant achievements
  • Monitor Alderman news events and inform members
  • Maintain a list of good contractors and repair people
  • Maintain a Sick,  Shut In and  Passed away list
  • Do monthly “Did You Know”  personal bio of a neighbor for web site
  • Maintain list of Austin and Chicago events or assists
  • Maintain a neighbor help list of people with key skills who can volunteer their time to members


– Make calls

– Take pictures, video

– Interview people and write articles

– Work with Community and City to identify events, assists and publish

– Maintain web site content

  4 comments for “Public Relations

  1. Fred Williams
    October 7, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I would like to volunteer for your committee, I live at 147 N. Menard. Phone Number 708 770-3755 please feel free to call. Thanks

    • October 25, 2010 at 3:13 pm

      Hi Fred,
      I just spoke to you on the phone. I will look at the tasks for public relations and get back to you with what you would like to start with.

  2. Annie G
    March 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I have some information about Federal employees volunteering at DePriest school in the Austin neighborhood. I thought CANA might want to post the story on the website – please contact me if you are interested!



    • rmreid
      March 29, 2011 at 6:47 am

      Hi Annie,

      Absolutely. Please e-mail it to or give us a call at 312 952 4983. Thanks for your support.

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