Pete Lucero Selected as Public Affairs Officer for the Bureau of Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region

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Mr. Donald Glaser, Regional Director of the Bureau of Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region (Region) announces the selection of Mr. Pedro "Pete" Lucero as the Region's Public Affairs Officer.

His experience working with the media, the public, elected officials, and representatives of numerous Federal, State, and local government agencies, makes him well-suited to this crucial position.

Mr. Donald Glaser, Regional Director of the Bureau of Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region (Region) announces the selection of Mr. Pedro "Pete" Lucero as the Region's Public Affairs Officer. In this position, Lucero will manage and oversee the Region's public affairs, public involvement, and public education programs. He will be responsible for all media and congressional relations.

"Pete Lucero has the strong communication skills needed to effectively fulfill the role of spokesman for the Mid-Pacific Region." said Mr. Glaser. "His experience working with the media, the public, elected officials, and representatives of numerous Federal, State, and local government agencies, makes him well-suited to this crucial position."    

Lucero joined Reclamation in August 2004 as Manager for the Lake Berryessa Field Office. He was responsible for media relations and communications, and for implementing ongoing redevelopment of the lakeshore. In April 2006, Lucero was promoted to Chief of both the Lake Berryessa and New Melones Field Offices, where he handled both press and community relations.

Prior to joining Reclamation, Lucero was the National Park Service's Bevinetto Congressional Fellow in Washington D.C., serving as a staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, and as a Legislative Affairs Specialist in the Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs. In that position, he worked closely with Congressional staff members and with employees in the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Interior. He previously worked for the Park Service as the Facility Manager at Yosemite National Park, Haleakala National Park on Maui, Kings Canyon National Park, and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Born in Vallejo, Lucero began his Federal career at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in 1976. He was one of only seven Federal managers presented with a 2008 Legends Award from the American Recreation Coalition in recognition of his "outstanding work to improve outdoor recreation experiences and opportunities for the American people." Lucero and his wife, Lisa, live in Fairfield.

Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at http://www.usbr.gov

Media Contact:
Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100
plucero(at)mp.usbr.gov

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