Governor appoints Lastimoza as GEPA deputy administrator

Michelle Lastimoza

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has appointed Michelle C. Razo Lastimoza to serve as the new deputy administrator of the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA).

Razo Lastimoza currently serves as an Environmental Health Specialist III at GEPA.

She is also the Acting Division Head for Green Parcels (Brownfield) Program; the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Program; and the Defense and State Memorandum of Agreement Program. Her appointment takes effect Monday, November 25.

In a statement, Gov. Leon Guerrero said she was “very impressed with Michelle’s more than 24 years of environmental and public health management experience.”

“It is clear to me that she is passionate about protecting the environment,” said the Governor. “I am certain that she is the perfect person for this position.”

The release also quotes Razo Lastimoza as saying: “I am truly grateful to Governor Leon Guerrero and Lieutenant Governor Joshua Tenorio for this tremendous opportunity. I look forward to working with Administrator Walter Leon Guerrero, and all my colleagues at GEPA as we continue to ensure the environmental protection of our island and our people,”

Razo Lastimoza graduated with a B.A. in Biology from the University of Guam and has held environmental- and health-related positions at GEPA and Department of Public Health and Social Services. She also worked as an environmental engineer for DZSP 21, LLC.