public affairs

     

About DWR'S Public Affairs Office

The DWR Public Affairs Office is the primary point of contact for news media, organizations and the general public seeking information about DWR's 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

Ed Wilson, Assistant Director, Public Affairs Office
1416 9th Street, Room 204-22
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-7512
ed.wilson@water.ca.gov

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 and responds to information requests from the news media and the general public. Information on DWR's web portal is also maintained by the Media and Public Information Branch.

Ted Thomas, Chief
1416 9th Street, Room 204-22
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-9712
ted.thomas@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.

Dorothy Benjamin, Chief
1416 9th Street, Room 204-22
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-6032
dorothy.benjamin@water.ca.gov

Graphic Services Branch

The Graphic Services Branch provides multi-media production services for the Public Affairs Office's 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