RALEIGH – Telephone numbers for some Raleigh-based staff of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – including public information officers – are changing as staff begins to move into the new Environment and Natural Resources Building in downtown Raleigh.
Yesterday, the Raleigh-based staff of DENR’s divisions of Air Quality, Environmental Assistance and Outreach and Waste Management moved into the new building at 217 W. Jones St. On Nov. 7, employees of DENR’s administrative divisions, including the Secretary’s Office, will move into the new building, bringing about 640 of the department’s employees into the department’s new headquarters building. By next spring, the agency’s other Raleigh-based employees will be stationed at the Archdale Building only a few blocks away.
The new contact information for public information officers who moved yesterday is as follows (email addresses will remain the same):
· Air Quality: Tom Mather, (919) 707-8446
· Waste Management: Cathy Akroyd, (919) 707-8234
Starting Nov. 7, contact information for DENR’s Office of Public Affairs will be as follows:
· Diana Kees, (919) 707-8626
· Jamie Kritzer, (919) 707-8602
· Coastal Management: Michele Walker, (919) 707-8604
The Environment and Natural Resources Building will help consolidate DENR’s central office staff into two state-owned facilities, rather than in five locations scattered throughout Raleigh. The Environment and Natural Resources Building is part of Green Square, the first state government complex in Raleigh constructed to meet the nation’s highest building standards in environmental design: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED. Green Square also includes the Nature Research Center, a new wing of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, which is set to open next spring.