Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES HARRIETT M. WIEDER TO THE COUNCIL OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES President Clinton announced today his intent to appoint Harriett M.
Wieder to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States.
Harriett M. Wieder of California is the first and only female elected to the 106-year-old Orange County Board of Supervisors and had completed her fourth four-year term in January 1995. She has served in public affairs for over 25 years, as Mayor and Councilwoman of Huntington Beach, California and on the staff of the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. Throughout her political career, Supervisor Wieder has been actively involved in such issues as health care, air pollution, hazardous waste and domestic violence. She is well known as an advocate of women in the ranks of politics, business and academia. In 1989, Ms. Wieder founded the Women's Roundtable of Orange County which now has over 150 members. Several honors and awards have been bestowed upon her including the Amelia Earhart Award (UC-Irvine) and the Entrepreneurial Women Magazine Spirit and Achievement Honor, among others.
The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent, nonpartisan federal agency whose primary mission is to recommend to Congress, the President and other federal agencies ways of making the federal administrative and regulatory processes more efficient, less costly and fairer. The Council of the Administrative Conference is a ten-member board that serves as the Conference's governing body, acting much like a Board of Directors. The Council has the authority to approve the Conference's budget, the selection of public members, research topics that are conducted by the Conference and all plenary session agendas.