GHURA board rates Topasna’s performance ‘highly satisfactory’

GHURA Executive Director Ray Topasna (PNC file photo)
GHURA Ex. Dir. Ray Topasna performance evaluation

The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Board has rated executive director Ray Topasna’s performance “highly satisfactory.”

The annual executive management performance evaluation was posted to the GHURA website Wednesday. It covers the period from when Topasna first took office on Jan. 11 2019 through Jan. 10, 2020.

The rating is based on reviews submitted by board chairman Sabino Flores and commissioner George Pereda.

The performance evaluation assesses a manager’s leadership, ethics, decision-making, and ability to build relationships, among other things.

“As a result of the overall ratings of “highly satisfactory”, the GHURA board of commissioners will retain Ray S. Topasna as the executive director of the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority,” states the performance evaluation.

“This rating truly reflects the highly satisfactory performance of the hard-working professionals here at GHURA,” said Topasna in a statement to PNC News. “I’m just the captain of the ship. The career staff really got a bad rap due to the actions of a previous board, so we’ve spent the last 18 months trying to turn our image around.”

“I think we’ve made huge strides under the Leon Guerrero – Tenorio Administration. We will continue to be mission-focused,” he concluded.