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.
Meet the Director
Mara Gambineri, Communications and External Affairs Director
Mara Gambineri oversees the department’s communications initiatives, including media and public relations, marketing and creative development, and public services. She previously served as deputy communications director at the Executive Office of the Governor, communications director at the Florida Department of Health, and as public information specialist at DEP. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from the 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.