The Office of Communications provides information to the public via press releases, newsletters and notifications, the internet, social media, email and other outreach tools. The Office of Communications includes the Ombudsman and Public Services, Press Office, and the Office of Marketing and Creative Development.
Lauren Engel, Communications and External Affairs Director
Lauren Engel oversees the department’s communications initiatives, including media and public relations, marketing and creative development, and public services. She previously served as communications director at the Northwest Florida Water Management District, deputy communications director at the Florida Department of Management Services, and as strategic communications manager at DEP. She holds a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Florida State University.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.