Port Employee Wins National Grant Program Award

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Guam –  A Port Authority of Guam employee is the first in the government of Guam to win a national grant program manager award recognizing him for his dedication and oversight of grants awarded to the Port Authority of Guam.

The Port Authority of Guam proudly announces that PSGP Program Manager Joe G. Javellana, III was presented the 2012 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Outstanding Manager of the Year award at the annual National UASI Homeland Security Conference, held recently in Columbus, Ohio. The Emergency Management magazine, in coordination with the US Dept. of Homeland Security, the National Urban Areas Association, Inc. presented these awards to recognize outstanding performance in homeland security program management and practice.

[Joe G. Javellana, III, left, of the Port Authority of Guam receives his award  from President Bill Anderson of the National Homeland Security Association]

A first win for the Port and the Government of Guam, Javellana, a Planner IV with the Port’s Strategic Planning Division, was selected from a nationwide pool of nominees.  He has been in charge of the Port Security Grant Program during the last 3 years and in that time span has been instrumental in the acquisition of more than $10 million in Port Security Competitive Grant funds.

Javellana is a voting member of Guam’s Area Maritime Security Committee.  He coordinated the development of the Port Authority of Guam All Hazard Emergency Response Plan, assisted in the re-establishment and enhancement of the Port’s Training Program and led the Planning team in the development of the Port’s 3-year Critical Infrastructure Improvement Plan.  Prior to his employment with the Port Authority of Guam, he served as the Interim Director of the Guam Customs and Quarantine and also served as the Assistant Homeland Security Advisor to the Governor of Guam and was Grants Manager from 2003-2007.