THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES RANDALL FRANKE AS A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COMMISSION ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
The President today announced his intent to appoint Randall Franke to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
Randall Franke of Oregon is currently President of the National Association of Counties. Mr. Franke, who has been a Marion County, Oregon Commissioner since 1979, was elected to the Executive Committee at the National Association of Counties Annual Conference in 1991. Mr. Franke has also been President of the Association of Oregon Counties, as well a member of their Board of Directors since 1985. In his home state of Oregon, Mr. Franke serves on many state and regional commissions, and chairs the Marion County Children and Family Commission. He was appointed by Oregon's governor to the Oregon Commission on Children and Families, and serves as its Vice Chair, as well as to the State's Land Conservation and Development Commission. Mr. Franke earned a master's degree in corrections from the Oregon College of Education and an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon.
The Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations was established on September 24, 1959 for the purpose of bringing together representatives of Federal, State, and local governments for the consideration of specific issues and common problems in the areas of taxation and finance, metropolitan areas, and governmental structures and functions. The primary role of the Commission is to provide an intergovernmental problem-solving forum to produce improved cooperation among the levels of government and a more effective functioning of the federal system.