Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio issued the following statements on the passing of former Commissioner of Sinajana Ignacio “Ike” Sablan:

“We join the island of Guam in mourning the passing of former Commissioner of Sinajana Ignacio “Ike” Sablan, a staunch leader of Sinajana’s urban growth, who made fundamental contributions to securing lasting public safety for his people,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “After Typhoon Karen devastated our island in 1962, Commissioner Sablan helped his village recover and re-establish for the future, overseeing the building of hundreds of new homes, the modernization of their roads and sewage system, and the creation of critical community programs. Jeff, Josh, and I send our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and loved ones.”

“The manåmko’ of Sinajana will gratefully remember Commissioner Sablan’s commitment to rooting out gang violence by launching youth initiatives and encouraging military recruitment in the village, in addition to mentoring many young people himself,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio. “As a direct result of his diligence, Sinajana’s streets became more secure and the village fortified with renewed life. His steadfast support of municipal health services, sports activities, and beautification projects also fostered the vibrancy of the village we continue to appreciate today. Upon his resignation to pursue further education and family obligations, many knew they had lost a dedicated voice of the people, a leader who drove meaningful change.”

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