THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ELA YAZZIE-KING AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY
The President today announced his intent to nominate Ela Yazzie-King to serve a second term as a member of the National Council on Disability.
Ela Yazzie-King, of Arizona, has served as a member of the National Council on Disability since 1995. She is a member of the Navajo Indian Nation and a regional team coordinator with the Indian Children's Program at Utah State University. Previously, she was the executive director of the Chinle Valley School for Exceptional Children and the project director of the Navajo Evaluation of Existing Disability Services. She serves on the Multi-Cultural Task Force of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. Ms. Yazzi-King earned a Masters of Arts degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of New Mexico.
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.