THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MEMBERS TO THE ADVISORY COMMISSION ON WESTERN WATER RESOURCES The President today announced his intention to appoint Denise Fort
as Chair and eight others as members of the Advisory Commission on Western Resources.
To serve as a member and Chair:
DENISE D. FORT of New Mexico. Ms. Fort is Director of the Water Resources Administration at the University of New Mexico and an Assistant Professor at the School of Law. She is the former director of the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Division.
To serve as members:
BRUCE BABBITT of Arizona. Mr. Babbitt serves on the Commission as a function of serving as the Secretary of the Interior. TOGO WEST of the District of Columbia. Mr. Togo serves on the Commission as a function of serving as the Secretary of the Army. HUALI G. CHAI of California. Ms. Chai is an attorney specializing in civil torts and an expert in biochemistry, for which she was awarded two National Science Foundation grants. Ms. Chai is the former Chair of Asian, Inc, a non-profit group advocating minority small business in San Francisco. JANET C. NEUMAN of Oregon. Ms. Neuman is an attorney specializing in water and natural resource issues. She is also a Professor at the Northwestern University School of Law and former director of the Oregon Division of State Lands. JACK ROBERTSON of Oregon. Mr. Robertson is Deputy Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, the largest Federal power marketing administration in the country. HARRIETT M. WIEDER of California. Ms. Wieder is Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
JOHN E. ECHOHAWK of Colorado. Mr. Echohawk is an attorney for the Native American Rights Fund and an enrolled member of the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. He previously served as a member of the Senate Task Force on Treaties and the Federal- Indian Relationship.
PATRICK O'TOOLE of Wyoming.. Mr. O'Toole is a sheep rancher and a former member of the Wyoming legislature.