Public Affairs Council,Manage Your World

The Public Affairs Council is the leading nonpartisan, nonpolitical association for public affairs professionals worldwide.

Signature Events & Programs

Give your career the attention it deserves. The Council has certificates designed to help you demonstrate the commitment you’ve made to developing proficiency in public affairs.

The most comprehensive program available anywhere for political action committee (PAC) professionals. March 4-7, 2018 in Miami, Fla.

Just Announced! The majority of Council webinars are now free to members! That’s more than 20 webinars on everything from PAC governance to managing your grassroots database. View upcoming webinars.

News & Research

Toyota. The American Bar Association. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Read why they won the 2018 Advocacy Innovation Awards.

Harassment headlines have focused on the powerful perpetrators. We interviewed women lobbyists on their experiences and looked at which states are taking the lead to combat the problem.

This year’s Advocacy Conference was our biggest event ever! Take a look back at the highlights from our week in Orlando.

What Your Peers Gain from Council Membership


Brenda Mainwaring
Union Pacific Railroad

“I rely on PAC and its top-notch staff to keep my Public Affairs team on top of developing issues.”


Donna K. Rhudy
Toyota Motor North America

“The Public Affairs Council is world class and a leader in the development of successful public affairs professionals.”

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Ellie Nieves
The Guardian Life Insurance Company

“The Public Affairs Council is an outstanding organization that has provided The Guardian Life Insurance Company with invaluable resources.”