THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES BOB ARMSTRONG AS CHAIR AND W. F. (RICK) CRONK AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL RECREATION LAKES STUDY COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Bob Armstrong as Chair and W.F. (Rick) Cronk as a Member of the National Recreation Lakes Study Commission.
Mr. Bob Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, served as the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the U.S. Department of Interior from May 1993 to October 1998, where he was responsible for over 270 million acres of public land and minerals. In 1970, Mr. Armstrong was elected Land Commissioner for the State of Texas where he was responsible for managing 22 1/2 million acres of public land and mineral ownership. As a former Member of the Texas House of Representatives, he was one of the state's early environmental legislators and created the state's Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment. Mr. Armstrong received his B.A. and L.L.B. from the University of Texas.
Mr. W. F. (Rick) Cronk, of Lafayette, California is President and Director of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc., a $970 million manufacturer and distributor of premium ice cream products. In addition, Mr. Cronk serves as Assistant Treasurer of the Boy Scouts of America and is a Member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency appointed by Governors Deukmejian and Wilson of California. Mr. Cronk received his B.S. from the University of California.
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.