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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 9, 1995
                           COMPACT COMMISSION

President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Alice Kilham of Oregon to the position of chair of the Klamath River Compact Commission.

Kilham is an entrepreneur in her native city of Klamath Falls, Ore. She owns and runs a number of establishments including co-owning Caledonia and Geary Brothers Ranch, which consists of hill land and reclaimed marsh from the Upper Klamath Lake; Pelican Place; Saddle Rock Cafe & Rotisserie; and Saddle Rock Micro Brew Pub. In addition, Kilham has served on the Klamath Falls Library Board as well as the Budget Committee and the Tourism Board for Klamath County.

Kilham received a B.A. in Social Sciences from Stanford University and a B.A. in Environmental Design from the California College of Arts and Crafts. She has two children, Nancy and Edward.

In her capacity as chair, Kilham will serve as the federal representative on the commission. She will direct the commission in facilitating and promoting the integrated and comprehensive development, use, conservation and control of the water of the Klamath River Basin for domestic purposes, irrigation, protection of fish and wildlife, recreational usage, industrial purpose, including hydroelectric power production, and the use and control of the water for navigation and flood prevention. The Compact, ratified by the states of Oregon and California and consented to by Congress in 1957, by law may not deprive any individual Native American tribe, band or community of Native Americans of any rights, privileges or immunities afforded under federal treaty, agreement or statute.