THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES W. PETER CONROY AS ALTERNATE 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 W. Peter Conroy to serve as the Alternate Federal Commissioner to the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Compact Commission and to the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin Compact Commission.
Mr. W. Peter Conroy, of Anniston, Alabama, has served as Director of Jacksonville State University's Environmental Policy and Information Center since 1995. Previously, Mr. Conroy served as the Governor's Liaison for Environmental Affairs and as a member of the Governor's Executive Cabinet. From 1985 to 1993, Mr. Conroy served as the Curator of Natural History and Education/Research Department Head for the Anniston Museum of Natural History. From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Conroy served as the Director of Public Affairs and Education for the University of Georgia Museum of Natural History. Mr. Conroy is currently a member of the Weiss Lake Conservation Task Force, the Cheaha Creek Protection Team, the Lake Water Quality Standards Discussion Group, and the Fort McClellan Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge Development Team. He chaired the Alabama Wetlands Mitigation Banking Task Force and he served on the Alabama Environmental Council (formerly the Alabama Conservancy). Mr. Conroy serves as Member of the Forever Wild Land Trust and as Director of the Little River Canyon Field School.
Mr. Conroy received his B.A. in Biology from Furman University and an M.A. in Zoology 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.