THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Ottawa, Canada) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 8, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARC H. MORIAL AS A MEMBER OF THE TWENTY-FIRST
CENTURY WORKFORCE COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to appoint New Orleans Mayor Marc H. Morial as a member of the Twenty-First Century Workforce Commission.
Mr. Marc H. Morial has served as Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana since 1994. Mayor Morial's comprehensive agenda to rebuild New Orleans has focused on developing youth with after school programs and summer employment, providing skills for former welfare recipients, and attracting major economic development projects to create jobs and promote tourism. He has also carried out the largest capital improvements program in the city's history, and reformed the city's police department, reducing crime by thirty percent. He is Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Advisory Board and a member of its Board of Trustees. Prior to being mayor, he represented New Orleans in the Louisiana State Senate from 1991-1994. He previously practiced law in his own firm and with the firm of Barham and Church, specializing in civil rights.
Mayor Morial received a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University. He has served as an adjunct professor of political science at Xavier University.
The newly created Twenty-First Century Workforce Commission will conduct a thorough study of all matters relating to the information technology workforce in the United States. The Commission shall examine the skills necessary to enter the information technology workforce, ways to expand the number of skilled workers, and the relative efficacy of training programs in the United States and foreign countries. The Commission will issue a report to the President and Congress detailing its findings and recommendations for appropriate legislation and administrative actions.