THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LINDSAY THOMAS AS FEDERAL COMMISSIONER
TO THE APALACHICOLA-CHATTAHOOCHEE-FLINT RIVER BASIN COMPACT COMMISSION
AND TO THE ALABAMA-COOSA-TALLAPOOSA RIVER BASIN COMPACT COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Representative Lindsay Thomas to serve as the Federal Commissioner to the ApalachicolaChattahoochee -Flint River Basin Compact Commission and to the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin Compact Commission.
Rep. Thomas, of Atlanta, Georgia, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Previously he served as Director, State Government Relations for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. From 1983 to 1993, he represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the United States House of Representatives. From 1983 to 1987, Rep. Thomas served on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee and the Agriculture Committee. From 1987 to 1993, he served on the Appropriations Committee where he was on the Subcommittee on Military Construction and Energy and Water. From 1974 to 1982, Rep. Thomas ran his family farm in Wayne County, Georgia. Rep. Thomas began his career in 1967 as an investment banker in Savannah, Georgia. He recently completed a six year term on the Board of Directors of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation which is appointed by the Secretary of Interior.
Rep. Thomas received his B.A. from the University of Georgia.
The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Compact Commission (ACF) and the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin Compact Commission (ACT) are newly-created compact commissions established in 1997. The ACF's purpose is to establish and modify an allocation formula for apportioning the surface waters of the ACF Basin among the States of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The ACT's purpose is to establish and modify an allocation formula for apportioning the surface waters of the ACT Basin between the States of Alabama and Georgia.