public affairs

     

About DWR'S Public Affairs Office

The Public Affairs Office (PAO) is the primary point of contact for news media, organizations, and the general public seeking information about our programs. Primary responsibilities include internal and external communications, media relations, public outreach and education, graphic design, audio and photographic services, special events, and foreign visitor tours.

Public Affairs Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Erin Mellon, Assistant Director, Public Affairs Office
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-5791

Niki Woodard, Deputy Assistant Director, Public Affairs Office
1416 9th Street, Room 204-22
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-4161
niki.woodard@water.ca.gov

Administrative Branch

Debra Carlson, Branch Chief
1416 9th Street, Room 204-22
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-7242
debra.carlson@water.ca.gov

Media and Public Information Branch

The Media and Public Information Branch issues news releases, responds to information requests from news media and the general public, and maintains the public website.

Maggie Macias, Information Officer II
1416 9th Street, Room 204-22
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-8743
maggie.macias@water.ca.gov

Water Education and Outreach Branch

The Water Education and Outreach Branch works to educate the public about a multitude of California water issues through special events and other outreach activities. Water education and water safety materials are made available to schools and the public and are included in DWR displays and exhibits at events throughout the state.

Kristen Perry, Interpretive Project Specialist
1416 9th Street, Room 204-22
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-7695
kristen.perry@water.ca.gov

Graphic Services Branch

The Graphic Services Branch provides multimedia production services for PAO publications, exhibits, and displays. Their services include graphic design, drafting, photography, video production, and audio-visual assistance.

These services are also available to other organizations within DWR at no charge and to other State agencies.

Teresa Chaney, Chief
1416 9th Street, Room 204-22
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-1074
teresa.chaney@water.ca.gov