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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 31, 1994


President Clinton announced today that he intends to nominate New Hampshire environmental advocate Alice Chamberlin to be a member of the International Joint Commission, U.S. and Canada. The Commission, which was formed in 1911, meets regularly to settle disputes regarding the use of boundary waters, to settle questions between the two countries involving rights, obligations, or interests relating to their common boundary. The Commission's work also includes the study of various environmental issues along the boundary. It has offices in Washington, DC and in Windsor, Ontario, an annual budget of around $3.6 million, and a staff of 120. The U.S. membership of the Commission consists of three members appointment by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Alice Chamberlin is the Chairman of the Board of the Warner, New Hampshire Conservation Commission, serving as a community educator and advocate for environmental protection and open space preservation. She previously served for two years on the Warner Planning Board, and from 1986- 88 was on the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission. Chamberlin, who served from 1981-82 as Environmental Policy Assistant to Governor Hugh Gallen, has also been actively involved in the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the New Hampshire Lung Association, and the New Hampshire Citizns' Task Force on Acid Rain.

Chamberlin holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase, and a J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in New Hampsire. A Warner resident, she is married and has three children.

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