THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SONIA PEREZ TO THE ADVISORY COUNCIL OF
THE BORDER ENVIRONMENT COOPERATION COMMISSION
The President today announced his intention to appoint Sonia Perez of Texas as a Member of the Advisory Council of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission established under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Ms. Perez currently serves as Rio Grande Valley Area Manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone. In addition, she serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Department of Commerce. Ms. Perez is the only woman to have been elected President of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and was the first woman to have served on the board of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation. At the national level, Ms. Perez serves as a Member of the Board of the Public Broadcasting Service.
Ms. Perez, a native of San Antonio, graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, where she received her B.A. in Journalism. Ms. Perez currently resides in McAllen, Texas, with her husband, Javier Perez, and their three children, Javier Jr., Laura, and Lisa.
The Advisory Council of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission was created under the North American Free Trade Agreement to work with states, local communities and non-governmental organizations in developing effective solutions to environmental problems in the border region.