THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HARVEY GANTT AS MEMBER AND CHAIR AND ROBERT GAINES AS MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION
President Clinton announced today his intention to appoint Harvey Gantt of North Carolina as Member and Chair and Robert Gaines of Maryland as Member of the National Capital Planning Commission.
Harvey Gantt is an architect and principal in the firm of Gantt Huberman Architects. He has served five years on the North Carolina Board of Architecture and was a Fellow with the American Institute of Architects in 1987. Mr. Gantt has served two terms as Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Clemson University, the first black student admitted to the University and received his masters degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Robert Gaines is a partner with Smith Dawson & Andrews, a government and public affairs firm in the District of Columbia. From 1986 - 1992, Mr. Gaines served as Vice President of the American Insurance Association. Mr. Gaines is the former Director of Communications for the Chicago Transit Authority. He received his Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Illinois and his law degree from The John Marshall Law School.
The National Capital Planning Commission is the central planning agency for the Federal government in the National Capitol Region. As such, the Commission reviews and approves Federal construction proposals within the National Capital Region and evaluates the Federal Capital Improvements Program for the Office of Management and Budget.