Deputy Treasury Secretary Reappoints Gary Marks to Chair Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

July 22, 2013

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint announced today that the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury has reappointed Gary Marks as the Chairperson of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) for a one–year term effective July 11, 2013.

Mr. Marks, of Ketchum, Idaho, was first appointed as a CCAC member in 2007 to represent the interests of the general public. He has served as its chairperson since March 2010.

Mr. Marks is currently the City Administrator of Ketchum, Idaho, and has managed cities in Oregon, Montana, and Idaho over the past 23 years. A dedicated numismatist for over 40 years, Mr. Marks served as a commissioner of the Montana Quarter Design Selection Commission and subsequently as the master of ceremonies at the official launching ceremony for the 2007 Montana Quarter Dollar.

Mr. Marks holds a B.A. in Human Resource Management from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. His studies included extensive research and thesis work on the dynamics and relative performance characteristics of citizens committees within governmental entities

The CCAC was established in 2003 by Public Law 108–15 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on theme and design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and national and other medals produced by the United States Mint. The CCAC also makes recommendations to the Treasury Secretary on the events, persons or places commemorated on, as well as the mintage levels for, commemorative coins. The CCAC submits a report annually to Congress and the Secretary describing its activities and providing its recommendations.

The Congressional leadership recommends candidates for four of the CCAC member positions to the Secretary of the Treasury. The Secretary, who exercises direction and authority over the CCAC, fills seven additional positions through an open application process. The United States Mint is responsible for providing the necessary administrative support, technical services and advice to the CCAC.

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