THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RAYNARD C. SOON TO THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON
The President today announced his intent to appoint Raynard C. Soon as a member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Mr. Raynard C. Soon, of Honolulu, Hawaii, is the Chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and the Director of the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Prior to joining the state agency, he was principally involved in real estate development ventures. Mr. Soon has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center Advisory Board, and the Board of Advisors to the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Soon received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii and an M.A. in City Planning from Harvard University.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is an independent Federal agency which was established in 1966 through the Historic Preservation Act. The Council advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation matters, assesses the effectiveness of state, local, and private programs in carrying out the purposes of the Act and makes recommendations on how to improve the National Historic Preservation Program. In addition, the Council reviews federally licensed projects that affect properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Its members are also responsible for issuing the President's Historic Preservation Awards.