President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate several individuals to key administration posts including Alex Krieger, Professor in Practice in Urban Design, who will be appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.
President Obama said, “I am grateful these accomplished men and women have agreed to join this Administration, and I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”
The Commission of Fine Arts, established in 1910, is charged with giving expert advice to the President, Congress and the heads of departments and agencies on matters of design and aesthetics, as they affect the Federal interest and preserve the dignity of the nation's capital. The Commission consists of seven “well qualified judges of the fine arts” who are appointed by the President and serve for a term of four years.