THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN O. NORQUIST TO SERVE AS MEMBER OF THE AMTRAK REFORM COUNCIL
The President today announced his intent to appoint John O. Norquist to serve as Member of the Amtrak Reform Council.
Mayor John O. Norquist, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is currently serving his third term as Mayor of the City of Milwaukee. He was first elected in 1988. In the early 1990's, Mayor Norquist founded the Alliance for Future Transit in Milwaukee, a business organization designed to promote light rail transit in the area. He has strongly promoted Amtrak expansion and commuter and light rail planning in Wisconsin. Among the assets managed by the Mayor is a freight railroad owned and operated by the Port of Milwaukee. Early in his career Mayor Norquist worked as a lathe operator and later as a community worker. Prior to serving as Mayor, Mayor Norquist served in the Wisconsin State Assembly first as a State Representative and later as a State Senator. He is the author of The Wealth of Cities.
Mayor Norquist received both his B.A. in Political Science and a Master of Arts, Public Policy and Administration from the University of Wisconsin.
The Amtrak Reform Council (ARC) will operate separately from the Amtrak Reform Board. The ARC's purpose is to evaluate the Board's performance and make recommendations to Amtrak for achieving further cost containment and productivity improvements and financial reforms.