Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Our Mission

The Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (OIEA) strengthens relationships between state and local partners and external stakeholders with the Office of the Secretary. OIEA also serves as liaison for governmental and non-governmental partners in communicating with departmental offices and the bureaus. Sign up for Updates.


  • 202-208-1923
  • 202-208-1821 (fax)

Mailing Address

Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street NW, Room 6213
Washington, D.C. 20240


  • Shantha Ready Alonso - Director 
  • Danielle Decker - Deputy Director 
  • Cristina Villa - Advisor to the Director 
  • Eve Barnett - Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Analyst
  • Valerie V. Smith - Secretarial Assistant