The President today announced the appointment of Leila L. Botts, of Ann Arbor, Mich., as Chairman of the Great Lakes Basin Commission. She replaces Frederick Rouse, who has resigned.
Botts, 49, is a native of Oklahoma and holds a B.A. from Oklahoma State University. During the 1950's and 1960's she was a freelance writer and did community and conservation volunteer work in Chicago. She became executive director of the Lake Michigan Federation when it was organized in 1970 as a regional coalition to promote citizen action on environmental issues. Since 1976 she has been Region V Assistant for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations for the Environmental Protection Agency.