THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVE NOLAN BROWN TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY
The President announced today his intent to nominate Dave Nolan Brown to the National Council on Disability.
Dave Nolan Brown of Olympia, Washington, currently serves as the coordinator for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the Governor's office in the state of Washington. He assumed this position in 1996. Previously, he served as a disabilities initiative manager for the Department of Social and Health Services for the State of Washington in 1994. Additional experience includes service as a disability access manager for the Department of General Administration for the State of Washington in 1994, and as director of ADA affairs and student assistance for Central Washington University from 1987 to 1993. Mr. Brown served as Chair for the Governor's Workgroup on Disability Employment and Access to Contracts in 1994, Vice Chair of the Legislative Task Force on Higher Education Access for Students of Disability in 1990, and as President and board member of the Washington Association of Postsecondary Educators of the Disabled from 1987 to 1993. Mr. Brown earned a B.A. and an M.P.A. from the University of Washington. Brown is legally blind.
The National Council on Disability is responsible for promoting the integration, independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities in the community, schools, the workplace and all other aspects of American life. In the fulfillment of this mission, the Council evaluates the effectiveness of federal government programs and statutes concerning individuals with disabilities and makes policy recommendations to the President and Congress on a wide range of laws, policies, and regulations that impact persons with disabilities.