|Calvo Coordinates Top-Level Meetings for Upcoming Trip
Guam Governor, Obama Administration Continue Productive Relationship
Immediate Release: January 24, 2011
The collaboration between Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and the Obama administration continued today in a productive meeting with a high ranking official in the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA).
Gary Kuwabara, Regional Director for OEA, visited Governor Calvo and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio in preparation for an important trip the Governor will take to Washington D.C. late next month. Governor Calvo is slated to meet with President Barack Obama, other state governors, and an interagency group dealing with issues for the U.S. Territories.
“I came to Guam to have a dialogue with Governor Calvo and Lt. Governor Tenorio,” Kuwabara said. “I wanted to get a sense of the issues that are important to them, to help prepare for the upcoming National Governors Association and Interagency Group on Insular Areas events.”
Kuwabara and Governor Calvo discussed the potential impacts of the upcoming federal budget act, and plans to meet with senior officials in the Department of Defense next month.
“This past week, including today, really sets the tone for the relationship between my administration and President Obama’s,” Governor Calvo said. “I want to work with them, and they want to work with us. It’s a great collaborative effort. It’s also the attitude needed to get the best for Guam from this buildup, and to resolve a number of our longstanding issues with the federal government.”
|Office of Economic Adjustment Regional Director Gary Kuwabara visits Governor Eddie Baza Calvo Monday morning. The Obama administration official came to Guam to make preparations for Governor Calvo’s upcoming trip to Washington D.C. with President Barack Obama, senior Department of Defense officials, and other state governors.|