P3: Plan, Protect, and Progress



Holiday Resort Guam, Tumon, Guam
March 13, 2018 • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Registration, Light Refreshments and Visit Table Exhibits




8:30 am – 8:40 am

Welcome Remarks and Introduction

Carl V. Dominguez, Director, Bureau of Statistics and Plans


8:40 am – 9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Honorable Eddie Baza Calvo, Governor of Guam


9:00 am – 9:30 am

Keynote Speaker – Sustainable and Smart Growth Design for Aging and Active Living

Michael B. Makio, AIA, LEED AP, Taniguchi Ruth Makio Architects


9:30 am – 10:45 am

Plenary Session I

The state of water quality in Guam’s surface and ground water resources

Planning Considerations for this Area of Particular Concern

Evangeline Lujan, Senior Regulatory Analyst, Guam Waterworks

Joseph D. Rouse, Ph.D., P.E., University of Guam, Water and
Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

Shahram Khosrow Panah, Ph.D., P.E., University of Guam

Romina King, Ph.D., University of Guam


10:45 am – 11:00 am



11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Plenary Session II

Development and Permitting: Creating efficiencies through technology and agency partnerships
Marvin Aguilar, Territorial Chief Planner, Department of Land Management
Jesse Rojas, GIS Manager, Bureau of Statistics and Plans, Guam Coastal Management Program

Private Sector (Smart growth and how policy updates can create


12:15 pm – 1:00 pm


Guam Coastal Management Program Report Out

Edwin Reyes, Administrator, Bureau of Statistics and Plans, Guam Coastal Management Program


1:00 – 3:00 p.m.



Breakout A 

Guam Land Use Planning: Current trends with an emphasis on the Future Francis L.G. Damian Planner III Gil S. Suguitan Planner III Bureau of Statistics & Plans, Guam Coastal Management Program

Guam Land Use Planning Presentation by Francis L.G. Damian

Guam Land Use Planning Presentation by Gil Suguitan

Breakout  B

Using GIS Technology as a tool to understand what’s in your “backyard” Gretchen Chiques NOAA Pacific Islands GEO-Spatial Team Lead Jesse Rojas GIS Manager Bureau of Statistics & Plans, Guam Coastal Management Program

Breakout  C

Federal Consistency: Understanding Guam Coastal Zone Enforceable Policies Tina Mafnas Planner III Bureau of Statistics & Plans, Guam Coastal Management Program

Compatibility Planning: GovGuam and Joint Region Marianas Daniel Guerrero Regional Community Plans Liaison Officer, Assistant Regional Engineer Office, Joint Region Marianas

Breakout  D

Natural Disaster Awareness for our Community Earle Kealoha Instructor

This course will help to enhance understanding of natural disasters, risk assessment in the context of disaster management, prevailing emergency management procedures and operations, and the different vulnerability factors that exist within their local community. CEU Available


3:00 – 3:15 p.m.



3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Permitting Requirements for Stream Bank Stabilization and other Work in Waters of the U.S.

Karen Urelius Senior Project Manager Honolulu District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Presentation: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Permitting Requirements for Bank Stabilization and Other Work in Waters of the U.S.

Skip to content