THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Atlanta, Georgia) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 11, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DON CHRISTIANSEN AND ROBERT VALENTINE AS
MEMBERS OF UTAH CONSERVATION COMMISSION
President Clinton announced today his intent to appoint Don Christiansen and Robert Valentine to serve as Members of the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission.
Don Christiansen, of Alpine, Utah, has served as a Water Conservation Representative for the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission since 1994. Since 1985, Mr. Christiansen served as General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District. Prior to joining the District, Mr. Christiansen operated an insurance agency in Salt Lake City and Alpine, Utah. From 1974 to 1985, Mr. Christiansen served three consecutive terms as Mayor of Alpine, Utah. Mr. Christiansen served as Chairman of the Timpanagos (Utah) Planning & Water Management Agency and Chairman of the Utah County Council of Governments. He has also served as a Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Utah Water Conservancy District.
Robert Valentine, of Brigham City, Utah, is currently being appointed to serve the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission as the House Representative. He has served the Commission as the State Wildlife Representative since 1994. He is currently the President of the Utah Wetland Foundation. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Valentine was Director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. For 31 years prior to 1993, he served as Program Manager for the Thiokol Corporation. Mr. Valentine attended Utah State University and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
As Members of the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, Mr. Christiansen and Mr. Valentine will work with the other three 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.