San Francisco District Public Affairs Office


The Public Affairs Office is the initial contact for the public and the media for information about the San Francisco District and its programs, policies, operations and activities. The Public Affairs Office manages the District’s Public Information, Command Information and Community Relations programs. Public Affairs staff members prepare information products for both internal and external audiences. The Public Affairs Office supports the District in a wide variety of other activities, including the management of the District’s Web presence. 

“Public Affairs fulfills the Army’s obligation to keep the American people and the Army informed, and helps to establish conditions that lead to confidence in America’s Army in its readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war.” FM 46-1

Information for Media

Media interested in information about San Francisco District projects and programs should contact the Public Affairs Office at (415) 503-6804, or send us an e-mail. 

The professionals of the Corps' San Francisco District Public Affairs Office are committed to providing the media and public open and straight-forward information and are available 24 hours a day for urgent media inquiries.

All Army Corps of Engineers photos, videos, and information posted on this website, or the district’s Facebook, Twitter, Flikr and YouTube sites have been released for public use.

To request information via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), click here. 

Contact Us

San Francisco District
Public Affairs Office 


450 Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA 94102

Speakers Bureau

The San Francisco District Corps of Engineers has a multidisciplinary team of professionals who will share their expertise and knowledge on a number of diverse topics through its Speakers Bureau program.

Managed by the district public affairs office, this educational service is available to organizations, clubs, educational institutions and special interest groups in the San Francisco Bay area.

Speakers with experience in a variety of disciplines can address a broad range of topics such as dredging, environmental restoration, flood control, innovative technologies and techniques, regulatory functions, and wetlands.

 If you are interested in obtaining a speaker for an event, please contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – San Francisco District Public Affairs Office at (415) 503-6804 or send us an e-mail. 

We'll need to know the date, time and location of the speaking engagement and a general idea of the speech topic. Whenever possible, the San Francisco District Speakers Bureau will provide background information on the speaker and additional background material on the speech subject.

Photo Gallery

Participants in San Francisco District’s Engineering with Nature Interactive Training Oct. 18, work as a project development team through a scenario where they try to reach consensus on nature-based or gray alternatives for their project as EWN Planning Team member Julie Beagle watches.
San Francisco District Engineering with Nature Planning Team member Tami Church answers questions from EWN Interactive Training participants as they go over their roles in project development teams for the class scenario at the District headquarters Oct. 18.
From Left to right – USACE San Francisco District Engineering with Nature Planning Team members Tiffany Cheng and Jeneya Fertel listen as teammate Julie Beagle describes to class participants what will be happening during the Engineering with Nature Interactive Training Oct. 18, in the District headquarters.
Lt. Col. Timothy Shebesta takes command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District guidon during a ceremony June 23 at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, Calif. Prior to this, Shebesta served as a Professor of Military Science at Marquette University.
This is an unofficial photo of Lt. Col. Timothy W. Shebesta. He was sworn in on June 23, 2023, as the San Francisco District's 58th commander.
Lake Sonoma Dam Releases Water