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THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary
                        (Shreveport, Louisiana)
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For Immediate Release                                     April 12, 1999
                PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JODY L. WILLIAMS 
                  AS A MEMBER OF THE UTAH RECLAMATION 
                 MITIGATION AND CONSERVATION COMMISSION

President Clinton announced today his intent to appoint Jody L. Williams to serve as a Member of the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission.

Ms. Williams, of Salt Lake City, Utah, has served on the Commission since 1996. She is an attorney with the Salt Lake City law firm of Kruse, Landa & Maycock, where she specializes in Water, Natural Resources, Energy and Wildlife Law. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Williams was an attorney with PacifiCorp, formerly Utah Power & Light Company. Ms. Williams maintains membership in several local and national conservation organizations. She is past Chair of the Utah Wildlife Board and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Utah Wildlife Federation.

As a Member of the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Ms. Williams will work with four other members of the commission to coordinate the implementation of the mitigation and conservation measures of the Central Utah Project Completion Act of 1992 between federal and state fish, wildlife and recreation agencies.

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