The California Association of Public Information Officials is a membership organization serving nearly 500 professionals throughout the public sector who engage communities through honest and transparent communication. CAPIO provides California-focused education and networking that helps our members and their agencies develop and advance, because we believe that good government requires good communicators.

But CAPIO is NOT just for city public information officials (PIOs). In addition to a core group of municipal and state communications professionals, CAPIO counts among its members the staff of school districts, counties, water and air pollution control districts, parks and open space districts, private PR firms, municipal television channels, police and fire departments, and more – professionals who handle public information and communications duties for these agencies and organizations. As a matter of fact, CAPIO’s special district and school district membership is growing daily.  

CAPIO’s Bylaws and other organizing documents are available in the CAPIO Library.


2017 CAPIO Annual Conference - April 3 - 6 (San Diego)

Basics of Branding Workshop - February 9 (San Marcos)