Being a member of the Public Affairs Council means having unique access to a vast array of resources on public affairs trends and best practices. It also connects you with an unparalleled network of remarkable people — from leading experts to peers with common goals and challenges — making you part of a large community of leaders who are working to advance the profession.

“It’s not just a community of public affairs professionals but a community of people,” says board member and past Council Chairman Brenda Potter, vice president of Fiserv Inc. “I have developed some wonderful friendships, … and I find great value in being able to connect through the community.”

That community is also invaluable in helping you find solutions to whatever challenges you may be facing in your work.

“You get to have informal exchanges with people and your peers, who are doing some of the same things and have the same challenges,” says Peter Wilkinson, Council vice chairman and senior vice president of industry, regulatory and government affairs for Manulife Financial.

Click the video above to hear more about why board members Potter, Wilkinson and Jeff Ashe, senior vice president of PAC and grassroots development for Aristotle International, value their Public Affairs Council membership.