THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Istanbul, Turkey) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release November 18, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES AURELIO SISNEROS AS CHAIR AND FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ARKANSAS RIVER COMPACT ADMINISTRATION (COLORADO AND KANSAS) The President today announced his intent to appoint Aurelio
Sisneros as Chair and Federal Representative of the Arkansas River Compact Administration (Colorado and Kansas).
Mr. Aurelio Sisneros, of Pueblo, Colorado, has been serving as Pueblo County Treasurer since his first election in 1990 and subsequent reelections in 1994 and 1998. Mr. Sisneros has been a farmer and rancher for the past 27 years in Colorado and has experience in native grasses, irrigated alfalfa hay, soil conservation, rangeland native grass reestablishment, and in pasture rotation management for cattle, sheep, and horses. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Sisneros was Owner/Manager of Aurelio's Mexican Food Restaurant and from 1981 to 1983, Mr. Sisneros was Owner/Manager of Aurelio's Truck Stop. From 1980 to 1981, Mr. Sisneros was Plant Administrator at Hughes Drilling Fluids Corporation. Mr. Sisneros is also the former Executive Director of Colorado Hispanic Elected and Appointed Officials, a statewide organization of elected and appointed officials.
Mr. Sisneros attended Pueblo Community College and the University of Southern Colorado.
The purpose of the Arkansas River Compact Administration (Colorado and Kansas) is to divide and apportion equitably between the States of Colorado and Kansas the waters of the Arkansas River and to settle disputes and remove causes of future controversy between these two states.