Guam – It was a busy day for Governor Eddie Baza Calvo. He and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio led a flag raising ceremony to open their first official day.
More than 200 people, including Palau President Johnson Toribiong, walked up to the Latte of Freedom and the Hall of Governors for the ecumenical service following the flag raising ceremony. The governor felt it was important to begin his term in prayer.
Afterward, the Governor’s Cabinet immediately convened for their first meeting. Governor Calvo set his direction for the next four years. Highlights of his orders were:
– A full review of agency finances, with recommendations for improvement
– A full review of Blueprint 2020 as it applies to each agency to ensure the governor’s vision is implemented
– The equal and fair treatment of employees
– A paradigm shift in public service. The governor reiterated his basic philosophy that the customer (those coming to the government for services) comes first
The Commercial Attache from the U.S. Commercial Service in Shanghai later paid Governor Calvo a courtesy call. The two leaders spoke about Guam’s economy and its promising future.
The governor then met with Ron Simpson, District Office Manager (Honolulu) of the Federal Aviation Administration. A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam Executive Manager Mary Torres joined the courtesy call in the Governor’s Chambers.
Governor Calvo, in his commitment to transparency and accountability in public service, took time between his engagements to speak with reporters.
He also signed several appointment letters for his Cabinet.
Governor Calvo’s work day still is hours from over as of the time of this release.
Further actions on the government’s fiscal condition and more Cabinet appointments are forthcoming.