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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 29, 1998
                          PRESIDENT CLINTON 
                    NAMES W. RON ALLEN AS MEMBER 

The President today announced his intent to appoint W. Ron Allen as a Member of the Pacific Salmon Commission.

Mr. W. Ron Allen, of Sequiem, Washington, is currently the Tribal Chairman/Executive Director of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. In this capacity, he represents the Tribe as the elected leader and addresses political and policy issues. As the Executive Director, he handles the administration of all the Tribe's programs including education, career development, social services, housing, health, economic development, natural resource management, and cultural/traditional affairs. Mr. Allen currently serves as the President of the National Congress of American Indians, the Tribal Co-Chairman of the Self-Governance Rule-making Committee, and the Co-Chairman of the National Indian Policy Center at George Washington University. Additionally, he served as a Fraser River Panel Member of the Pacific Salmon Commission for eight years, and in 1994, he participated in an historic meeting with President Clinton and Tribal leaders across the nation.

Mr. Allen received his B.A. as a double major in Political Science and Economics at the University of Washington. He also attended the Peninsula Community College where he received an A.A. in Accounting and an A.A.A. in Technical Engineering.

The Pacific Salmon Commission serves as a forum for cooperation between the United States and Canada in the establishment of general fishery management regimes for the International conservation and harvest sharing of intermingling North Pacific salmon stock. It manages the intercepting fisheries and also establishes a basis for bilateral cooperation on research, restoration, and enhancement of salmon stocks on the Canadian and U.S. Pacific Coast.