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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 24, 1998
                           PRESIDENT CLINTON  
                         NAMES RUTH Y. GOLDWAY 

The President today announced his intent to nominate Ruth Y. Goldway to serve as Commissioner on the Postal Rate Commission.

Ruth Y. Goldway, of Santa Monica, California, has had a distinguished career in public affairs, serving as Manager of Public Affairs for the J. Paul Getty Trust from 1991 to 1994. Previously, she served as the Director of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles from 1986 until 1991, and as Director of Internal Communications and Charitable Contributions Officer for American Medical International from 1983 until 1986. Ms. Goldway has been a successful advocate on behalf of consumer, women's and urban issues. She was Assistant to the Director of California's Department of Consumer Affairs during the 1970's. She was elected council member and Mayor of the city of Santa Monica from 1979 to 1983. Ms. Goldway has lectured on the role of women in government, urban planning, and consumerism and nutrition at universities and professional associations throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Japan.

Ms. Goldway received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, and a Master's degree in English Literature from Wayne State University.

The Postal Rate Commission (PRC) is responsible for recommending postal rates and mail classifications for adoption by the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. The PRC may promulgate rules and regulations, establish procedures and take any other action it deems necessary to carry out their functions and obligations. Additionally, the PRC has jurisdiction to review Postal Service determinations to close or consolidate small post offices.