The mission of the Public Affairs Unit of EPD's Air Protection Branch is to create and communicate Branch messages and to provide timely, accurate, and relevant information regarding the region's air quality.
The Public Affairs Unit is dedicated to assisting Air Branch units to identify key stakeholders, disseminate air quality information, facilitate public relations activities, and coordinate best communications practices throughout the Branch's internal and external constituencies, as well as within other EPD branches and the Director's Office when special projects arise. Public Affairs staff members offer the Branch a wealth of experience in communications strategies including media relations, program coordination, writing, public speaking, collateral development, special events planning, and public meeting facilitation. In addition, Public Affairs staff members participate in EPD programs such as Mentoring, New Employee Orientation, Recruiting, and Transportation Demand Management policy guidance. To be successful the Public Affairs Unit relies on involvement and input from all programs in the Air Branch.