January 2005 Recreation Exchange


Special Guest:

Lynn Scarlett
Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget
U.S. Department of the Interior

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PLACE: Old Ebbitt Grill (Cabinet Room)
675 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

COST: $50 per person for non-Recreation Exchange subscribers

RSVP: By noon on Friday, January 7th 202-682-9530 or rsvp@funoutdoors.com

The American Recreation Coalition is pleased to welcome Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, U.S. Department of the Interior, as our special guest at the January Recreation Exchange. Ms. Scarlett coordinates budget planning within the Department and has helped the Department implement the President’s Management Agenda and other key management initiatives. She serves as both the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Human Capital Officer of the Department. She co-chairs the Recreation Fee Leadership Council, an interagency group to coordinate recreation fee policy and practices. Ms. Scarlett also helps coordinate Department-wide environmental policy initiatives to implement Secretary Gale Norton’s “4 C’s” vision of conservation through cooperation, communication, and consultation.

Prior to joining the Bush Administration in July 2001, Ms. Scarlett was President of the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation, a nonprofit current affairs research and communications organization. For 15 years, she directed Reason Public Policy Institute, the policy research division of the Foundation. Her research focused primarily on environmental, land use, and natural resources issues. Ms. Scarlett served on Pres. George W. Bush's environmental policy task force during his 2000 presidential campaign. She was appointed by former Gov. Pete Wilson to chair California's Inspection and Maintenance Review Committee and served as an Expert Panelist on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's full-cost accounting and "pay-as-you-throw" projects. She chaired the "How Clean Is Clean" Working Group of the National Environmental Policy Institute from 1993-98 and served at the request of former EPA Administrator William Ruckelshaus on the Enterprise for the Environment Task Force, which examined new directions for U.S. environmental policy. Ms. Scarlett‘s B.A. and M.A.are from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also completed her Ph.D. coursework and exams in political science and political economy.

We invite you to join us on January 11th, as Ms. Scarlett discusses recreation-related policy and funding, including the implementation of the new recreation fee legislation, and the Department’s interest in ARC’s proposed new National Recreation Strategy. Please be sure to arrive before noon for this program.

Please call us at 202-682-9530 or send an e-mail to rsvp@funoutdoors.com by January 7th to let us know your plans.

This event is open to Recreation Exchange Subscribers, ARC members and guests.