THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES VICTOR ASHE TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Victor Ashe to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Victor Ashe of Tennessee is the mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, where he was first elected in 1987. Prior to being elected mayor, at age 23 he was elected and served for six years in the Tennessee House of Representatives. He also was elected and served for nine years in the State Senate. Mayor Ashe is the immediate past president of the United States Conference on Mayors. Additionally, he was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations by President Bush and reappointed by President Clinton. Mayor Ashe also serves on the advisory board of the National League of Cities and he is the first vice president of the Tennessee Municipal League. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his J.D. from the Tennessee School of Law.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, created by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities. Through its three main programs -- AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and the National Senior Service Corps -- the Corporation provides a broad range of opportunities for Americans to serve our communities and our nation. The efforts supported by the Corporation address the nation's challenges in the area of education, public safety, human needs and the environment.