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Public Affairs Office
Kenneth Wells, Chief
Michael Embrich, Deputy Chief

Jacob Javits Federal Bldg.
26 Federal Plaza, RM 17-302
New York, NY 10278-0090
Phone: (917) 790-8007


Public Affairs


The Public Affairs Office is the principal point of contact for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District. Public Affairs is responsible for ensuring that the public is informed about the district's activities and about the priorities and policies of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Pursuing media outreach and coordination
  • Arranging speaking engagements 
  • Answering public inquiries
  • Facilitating public feedback through surveys and public meetings
  • Managing the district's web and social media sites
  • Producing and coordinating audio-visual and print products and services 
  • Preparing historical data for archival purposes
  • Strategic planning to advance the Corps' mission
  • Communicating strategically and transparently
  • Providing maximum disclosure of information with minimum delay