AdFed is a member-based volunteer organization. Our member/volunteers make a difference in AdFed as well as our community through our committee work. Consider how your talent, creativity and passion can contribute to one of the many committees that make this organization so successful. We have some ambitious goals and we invite you to review the information below and become involved today. We’d love to have you on board.

Our nine committees with a board member as chair, are essential to the success of AdFed. Due to the hard work of our committee and board members, we have been named as Club of the Year two years in a row through the Club Achievement process in Texas, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

To join a committee simply email the AdFed executive director with your contact information and area of interest. She can be reached at

Membership Committee
Though everyone is an ambassador for AdFed, we have a committee to specifically solicit and retain members, develop and execute committee recruitment and retention programs and nurture relationships that promote AdFed. Assists with registration at monthly AdBites, Mixers and other functions. Works closely with executive director to keep accurate membership records.

Programs Committee
Programs are a key component to the success of AdFed. People on the committee recruit and obtain speakers and coordinates logistics and activities for AdFed’s monthly meetings. Includes working with the web committee for meeting notices, attendance records, gathering feedback from members about the speakers, as well as keeping record of ideas for future topics.

Communications & PR Committee
Help keep AdFed in the news! The committee issues AdFed press releases about AdFed events, honors and other newsworthy items. The committee develops a marketing plan each year maintains our corporate identity and promotes AdFed events in the local and regional media. Also develops and provides content for the AdFed website and newsletter.

Advertising Education Committee
Educates the public on the role and benefits of advertising in our society. Advances the ad professional’s knowledge and coordinates activities with students at OSU Cascades and . Committee members manage the AdFed Scholarship fund for members through graphics and marketing related Community Education courses at Central Oregon Community College.

Sponsorships Committee
Plans and executes annual fundraising and special events programs. Develops new opportunities to raise funds for AdFed to help keep membership dues low while providing high quality experiences for our members.

Government Relations Committee
Monitors local, state and national legislative activity pertaining to advertising issues affecting members. Spearheads proactive and defensive actions to protect the industry’s best interests.

Public Service Committee
Promotes and serves one local non-profit organization selected by a highly selective RFP process by developing a pro-bono ad campaign and soliciting media, print and other vendors to help execute campaigns. Past projects/clients include The Meth Coalition, Bend Parks & Rec., Hunger Prevention Coalition and Healthy Beginnings. The committee needs art directors, copywriters, media buyers and project managers to assist with the selected non-profit campaign.

Web Site Committee
A new website design this year! This is the face of AdFed. Works with all committees to easily post relevant information and notices about upcoming events and news our membership wants to hear and know about. Updates our online member directory, job bank, etc. Also helps coordinate the distribution of e-newsletters and email reminders to the membership database.

Awards Committee
Our board of directors is the driving force behind this committee, though we are looking for non-board members to participate as well. Our largest fundraiser of the year, the awards show features outstanding advertising from our members. Our most labor intensive and active committee, we need assistance with sponsorships, event planning and logistics, graphic design, judging, venue and other assorted duties.

Club Achievement
We were named Club of the Year because of the books we submit through the competition. We are in need of someone with outstanding organizational skills who has a deep knowledge of AdFed. We are also looking for a copy writer to assist certain board chairs with the book narratives.

For more information about joining a committee, contact us by email at