THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New Orleans, Louisiana) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 20, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RICHARD DAVIES, SUSAN SAVAGE, AND THOMAS L. STRICKLAND AS MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL RECREATION LAKES STUDY COMMISSION
The President today announced the appointment of Richard Davies, Susan Savage, and Thomas L. Strickland to serve as Members of the National Recreation Lakes Study Commission.
Mr. Richard Davies, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. He joined the Department in 1973, and served as the State Parks Director for fourteen years before he was promoted to Executive Director. Mr. Davies received his B.A. from the University of Arkansas.
Mayor Susan Savage of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was first elected Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1992, and then re-elected in 1994 and 1998. She has chaired the Energy and Environment Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and now serves on the Conference's Executive Board. Prior to being elected Mayor, Mayor Savage served as the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Tulsa Citizens Crime Commission. She received her B.A. from Beaver College.
Mr. Thomas L. Strickland, of Denver, Colorado, is a partner in the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Strickland, where he specializes in land use and environmental matters. He has also served on the Rocky Mountain Advisory Board of the Environmental Defense Fund and the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund. Mr. Strickland received his B.A. from Louisiana State University and a J.D. from the University of Texas Law School.
The Omnibus Parks and Public Land Management Act of 1996 created the National Recreation Lakes Study Commission to review the current and anticipated demand for recreational opportunities at federally-managed, man-made lakes and reservoirs and to develop alternatives for enhanced recreational use of such facilities.