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Glen Leon Guerrero shares vision for DPW

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 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The New Year brings new leadership to the Department of Public Works. New director Glen Leon Guerrero says he's been making his rounds meeting with employees and managers. "DPW is a 275-280 organization with wide reaching the entire island roads, facilities and all the government facilities construction and all that procurement 45 it's a huge responsibility for the agency," he explained.

Leon Guerrero recognizes the strong foundation that's been laid by his predecessors such as former directors Joanne Brown and Carl Dominguez. He says he plans on building on their accomplishments, saying, "They've done a great job and I just want to make sure that what I liked to do is leave the organization better than when I came."

Leon Guerrero is no stranger to public service he is a former administrator for the Guam Economic Development Authority, general manager for the Port Authority of Guam, and former executive director of the Guam Election Commission. He also served a stint as the vice president of operations for Shell Guam. "What I'd like to see is for us to get more modernized id like us to get into so we're the things we want to do and need to do are sustainable. Right now we're currently relying on grants and grants are you may get it and you may not get it I'd like to see us without having to raise taxes, there's got to be ways where we can provide the service where it's a win/win situation for both the department, the public and the island of Guam," he explained.

Leon Guerrero adds he plans on working on several of the islands major problems such as roads by addressing them thoroughly. "I'm probably going to have people calling me I hear people are going to call you everybody they're going to call you about roads, draining buses etc, I'm okay with that just as long as we have a w holistic approach and plan to address the needs be true to this island," he said.

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