Michelle Klase Robinson is an accredited public relations professional specializing in all things water: drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and related infrastructure. She has more than 25 years’ experience handling strategic communications and community engagement for some of the largest water and wastewater projects in Florida, including the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant, Tampa Bay Water Surface Water System, the 15-billion-gallon C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir, Northwest Hillsborough Wastewater Consolidation Program, City of Sarasota Lift Station 87 and more than 25 miles of large-diameter pipeline.
In 2007, Robinson formed Dialogue Public Relations to help utilities and engineering firms plan and implement public works projects. From water resource planning to facilities siting and construction, Dialogue Public Relations offers specialized expertise in strategic communications planning and implementation, public information and notification, community relations and involvement, media relations, media training and crisis communications/emergency response planning.
Prior to forming Dialogue Public Relations, Robinson handled public communications for Tampa Bay Water for 10 years. She a member of PRSA and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) She is a two-time contributing author for AWWA’s M50 Water Resources Planning manual.
Robinson holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations with an emphasis in speech communication and journalism from Auburn University.