THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Providence, Rhode Island) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 25, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES W. RON ALLEN AS COMMISSIONER OF THE U.S. PACIFIC
President Clinton today announced his intent to reappoint W. Ron Allen as Commissioner of the Pacific Salmon Commission.
Mr. W. Ron Allen, of Sequim, Washington, has served as Commissioner of the Pacific Salmon Commission since 1998. He is currently the Tribal Chairman/Executive Director of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. In this capacity, he represents the Tribe as the elected leader and addresses political and policy issues. Mr. Allen serves as a member of the National Congress of American Indians, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and the Point No Point Treaty Council.
Mr. Allen received an A.A. and an A.A.A. from Peninsula Community College and a B.A. from the University of Washington.
The U.S. Pacific Salmon Commission serves as a forum for cooperation between the United States and Canada in the establishment of general fishery management regimes for the international conservation and harvest sharing of intermingling North Pacific salmon stock. It manages the intercepting fisheries and also establishes a basis for bilateral cooperation on research, restoration, and enhancement of salmon stocks on the Canadian and U.S. Pacific Coast.