In this section, you’ll find best practices on:

  • How to conduct or participate in meetings, plan agendas, and schedule meeting activities
  • Tips on how experienced PCARET members can be successful mentors to new members
  • Building productive, familiar relationships with elected officials and their staff members
  • Preparing yourself for a visit with elected officials and/or their staff members
  • What to do in one of these meetings
  • Making contact by letter, email or phone with elected officials and/or staff members
  • Following up with an elected official and their staff members after a visit or discussion
  • Working with members of the news media and carrying out successful interviews