public affairs

Assistant Director for Public Affairs


Erin Mellon

Erin Mellon, Assistant Director of Public Affairs


Erin Mellon was appointed Assistant Director of Public Affairs by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in August 2017.

Mellon served as communications and outreach advisor for the Natural Resources Agency since 2016. Mellon has been acting as the communications manager for the Oroville Spillways Emergency Response and Recovery efforts.

As Assistant Director for the Public Affairs Office, Mellon oversees 40 employees responsible for media relations, public outreach and education, web content, social media, visitors centers, and graphic, photography, and videography services.

From 2014 to 2016, Mellon was communications director at ChargePoint. She was director at Mercury Public Affairs from 2013 to 2014 and a communications consultant for the California State Assembly Speaker's Office of Member Services in 2013. Mellon was an associate deputy media and political specialist at the Dewey Square Group from 2011 to 2013 and deputy campaign manager at Victor Chaltiel for Mayor from 2010 to 2011.

Mellon, a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in English.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
California Department of Water Resources
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Street Address:
1416 9th Street, Room 1115-17
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 653-5791