Public Information Officer
The office of Public Information is an important link between the public, industry, employees, and other state agencies. The office publishes various brochures, articles, newsletters, web pages as well as creates displays and computer presentations.
The office also writes news releases and responds to news media enquires about agriculture and the UDAF. The office has added video-tape capabilities to produce video news releases and video clips that can be viewed here.
Background: Larry came to the department in 1995 after working as a news reporter in Utah, Oregon and California. He was an on-air reporter for KSL Television in the
1980s and 1990s, covering a variety of beats including those affecting rural Utah.
He graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor of arts degree in Journalism, and holds a master of arts in Journalism (Strategic Communication) from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Memberships: Treasurer - Communications Officers of State Departments of Agriculture, Utah Public Health Communicators, Public Safety PIO Communications Association.
Interests: Media Relations, Crisis Communication, Public Health, Animal Welfare, Homeland Security Planning, Western Range Issues. Social networking communication. Enjoys taking fish surveys with friends at Lake Powell or any other Utah reservoir.
Access GRAMA (Government Records Access Management Act) request form here.
Fax completed form to (801) 538-4939.
Larry Lewis, Public Information Officer