Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo recently joined Asian & Pacific Islander Americans in Historical Preservation (APIAHiP) in recognizing Joseph E. Quinata of the Guam Preservation Trust and presenting him with the 2014 Pioneers and Partnership in Preservation Award. Congresswoman Bordallo presented Mr. Quinata with the award during APIAHiP’s Third Biennial National APIA Historic Preservation Forum in Washington, D.C.
The Guam Preservation Trust was also recognized at the APIAHiP gala for their outstanding work to recognize, preserve, and promote Chamorro language and culture and conserve APIA historic and cultural resources.
APIAHiP is a national network of preservationists, historians, planners, and advocates focused on historic and cultural preservation in Asian and Pacific Islander American communities.
“I join APIAHiP in commending Joe Quinata and the Guam Preservation Trust on their outstanding work to preserve and promote Chamorro history and culture,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “Under Joe’s leadership, the Guam Preservation Trust has made important progress to ensure that Chamorro artifacts, landmarks, and historic structures are conserved and culturally sensitive areas on Guam are protected. I look forward to continue working with them to ensure that our island’s indigenous Chamorro heritage remains vibrant and passed down to future generations.”