THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES LEO K. GOTO TO THE CIVIL LIBERTIES PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The President today announced his intent to nominate Leo K. Goto to be a Member of the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund Board of Directors.
Leo K. Goto of Colorado is a Trustee of the University of Denver, and a Director of the Colorado Tourism Board. He is also the owner of the Wellshire Inn in Denver, Colorado, and Director of the Colorado Restaurant Association. As a child, Mr. Goto left California with his family and settled in Colorado. He is actively involved with the Colorado State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the Japanese-American Citizens League (JACL) Community Graduation Program, and the District Attorney's Citizen Advisory Commission. Mr. Goto earned a B.S.B.A. and a M.B.A. from the University of Denver.
The Civil Liberties Public Education Fund Board of Directors was established in 1988 for the purpose of administering the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund and redressing the civil liberties violations committed during World War II with the evacuation, internment and relocation of United States citizens and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry. The Board shall sponsor research and public education activities aimed at ensuring that the events and circumstances surrounding the internment of Japanese-Americans will be remembered, and so that the causes and circumstances of this and similar events may be illuminated and understood.