THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Colorado Springs, Colorado) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 2, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LORI SALDANA AS A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL OF THE BORDER ENVIRONMENT COOPERATION COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Lori Saldana to serve as a Member of the Advisory Council of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC).
Ms. Lori Saldana of San Diego, California has been an Adjunct Instructor with the San Diego Community College District and Mira Costa College since 1996. Ms. Saldana has published numerous articles and commentaries on environmental issues focusing on US-Mexico border concerns. Since 1997, Ms. Saldana has been an active member of the local Community Advisory Committee to the Committee to the BECC. In this capacity, she participated in evaluating local residents' opinions of a proposed project in Tijuana, Mexico that would improve the city's wastewater system. From 1994 to 1997, Ms. Saldana served as Chapter Chair of the San Diego/Imperial Sierra Club, where she represented the organization's 12,500 members, and coordinated with Tijuana environmental organizations. From 1992 to 1994, Ms. Saldana was Chairwoman of the San Diego Wetlands Advisory Board where she evaluated proposals for development in and around wetlands. From 1989 to 1991, Ms. Saldana cofounded and organized Earth Day celebrations in San Diego.
The Advisory Council of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) was created to advise the Board of Directors of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission in its mission to preserve, protect and enhance the environment along the border region and advance the well-being of the people of the U.S. and Mexico.