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photographer , Public information officer , writer

Kurt Austermann, American public information officer, writer, photographer. Named Federal Employee of Year, Rogue Valley Federal Executive Association, 1986. President Washington County (Oregon) Planning Organization, 1977-1989; board directors United Way of Jackson County, Medford, since 1986, president, 1988, secretary, since 1991, volunteer of year 1992. Member Society of America Foresters, Rotary.

Background

Austermann, Kurt was born on January 8, 1937 in Peterborough, New Hampshire, United States. Son of George Simon and Eleanor (Shattuck) Austermann.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Boston University, 1962.

Career

News director, KOTI-television, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 1962-1966; associate news director, KATU-television, Portland, Oregon, 1966-1967; news director, KOTI-television, Klamath Falls, 1967-1972; correspondent, The Oregonian newspaper, Klamath Falls, 1963-1973; public information officer, USDA Forest Svc., Portland, 1972-1983; public information officer, bureau of Land Management, USDI, Medford, Oregon, since 1983.

Membership

President Washington County (Oregon) Planning Organization, 1977-1989. Board directors United Way of Jackson County, Medford, since 1986, president, 1988, secretary, since 1991, volunteer of year 1992. Member Society of America Foresters, Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, music, skiing, gardening, films.

Connections

Married Valerie Miller, June 23, 1961. Children: Kyle, Kirstin (deceased), Kevin.

father:
George Simon Austermann

mother:
Eleanor (Shattuck) Austermann

spouse:
Valerie Miller

child:
Kevin Austermann

child:
Kirstin Austermann (deceased)

child:
Kyle Austermann