[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1993, Book I)]
[February 2, 1993]
[Pages 36-37]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]



Nomination for Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretaries of Housing and 
Urban Development
February 2, 1993

    The President today nominated four recognized leaders in the housing 
field to work with Secretary Henry Cisneros as top officials at the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development. The nominees for Deputy 
Secretary and three Assistant Secretary positions are recognized and 
experienced leaders in the housing field.
    As Deputy Secretary, the President nominated Terry Duvernay, 
executive director of the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority, and HUD 
Chief of Staff under Secretary Moon Landrieu. Also nominated were Andrew 
Cuomo, the founder and president of an innovative and successful New 
York area housing organization, to be Assistant Secretary for Community 
Planning and Development; San Francisco Board of Supervisors member 
Roberta Achtenberg, to be Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal 
Opportunity; and Jean Nolan, formerly director

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of communications for The Enterprise Foundation, a national foundation 
that works to provide housing for low-income people, to be Assistant 
Secretary for Public Affairs.
    ``I am committed,'' said the President, ``as is Secretary Cisneros, 
to turning the Department of Housing and Urban Development into a center 
for action and a home for innovation. Terry Duvernay, Andrew Cuomo, 
Roberta Achtenberg, and Jean Nolan have a big task ahead of them--
rebuilding housing opportunity for all Americans and repairing the torn 
fabric of our nation's urban communities. These four outstanding 
individuals have the experience, the knowledge, and the ability to make 
that happen. They will be an essential part of my team.''

Note: Biographies of the nominees were made available by the Office of 
the Press Secretary.