Honorable Dale E. Alvarez
Dale Eugene Alvarez was bom on August 29, 1949, in the village of Santa Rita. He is married to Helen Sablan Perez Alvarez, their children are: Melissa and Ernie Lobaton; Patrick and Sea Cruz Alvarez; Dale and Jenevie Galarpe Alvarez; Nerissa and Michael Doyle; Jaylon Alvarez and Jenna Aquino; and Kalissa Alvarez and Adrian Tainatongo. They have 16 grandchildren. Mayor Alvarez’s parents are Isabel Aquiningoc and the late +Jerry T. Alvarez. His stepfather is the late Pedro G. Siguenza. He is the second eldest of twelve siblings. His parents-in-law are the late Walter Aguon and the late Nary Sablan Perez, formerly of Sinajana.
Mayor Alvarez attended J.P. Torres Elementary School; Agat Junior High School and graduated in 1967 from George Washington High School. Additional education includes the Manpower Development Training Act in 1970, and the U.S. Navy Public Works Center (PWC)
Apprenticeship Program from 1972 to 1974, graduating as a journeyman boilermaker.
Mayor Alvarez’s work experience includes serving in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1969 and is a Vietnam War veteran. In 1970, he worked as a sandblaster at the U.S. Navy Ship Repair Facility in Guam.
Following his apprenticeship, he worked for the U.S. Navy PWC at the Piti Power Plant and held several positions at PWC, including Shop Planner, Maintenance Supervisor I and Quality Assurance Evaluator, retiring in 2002 from PWC. From 2003 to 2008, he was a Quality Assurance Evaluator, and later a Performance Assessment Representative for defense contractor, Alutiiq, LLC. He was elected to the office Mayor of Santa Rita since 2009 to present.
Affiliations (Past and Present)
Mayor Alvarez was the Sergeant-At-Arms for the Mayors’ Council of Guam; Vice President of the Fisherman’s Co-Op; member of the Western Pacific Fisheries Advisory Panel; member of the Association of Micronesian Island Mayors; member of the Southern Guam Master Plan Development Group; Coached for two Guam Major League Baseball teams and the Guam Amateur Baseball League; Coached/Managed the Guam Little League Baseball and Guam Babe Ruth Baseball; was Assistant State Commissioner for the Guam Babe Ruth Baseball Association; founder and past President of the Big Daddy Softball Association of Guam.
Founder of the “Back to Sumay” project to invite the manamko’ of our island, especially those originally from the village of Sumay, to return for a day to reminisce and share with others the history of Sumay. Mayor Alvarez has led and collaborated with Santa Rita residents to bring village pride and honor to secure three Liberation Queens and eight consecutive first place awards in the Village Category of the Liberation Day Parade from 2009 to 2016. Mayor Alvarez also sponsors the village Christmas Triangle every year, bringing the Christmas spirit and camaraderie amongst villagers. Mayor Alvarez has seen the completion of the renovations at the two basketball courts in the village, including new lighting and re-surfacing of the courts, the upgrade of the community center and the baseball field. He has completed the shoulder widening of village roadways and has beautified the village with projects such as the pedestals at the village entrance welcoming and bidding visitors adios. Mayor Alvarez is one of the founders of the annual Sumay Memorial Mass held at the Sumay Cemetery at the U.S. Naval Base. He was also initiated the Bingo Fundraising efforts for the Santa Rita Senior Citizens (after hours), for the Santa Rita Municipal Planning Council and Bingo Fundraisers for the residents needing off- island medical treatment as well as off-island travel for sports and entertainment organizations. He has been successful in working with Government of Guam agencies to replace wooden power poles and to identify water leaks throughout the village. Mayor Alvarez, in conjunction with the Guam Police Department, has implemented the Santa Rita Neighborhood Watch Program which has been successful in deterring some criminal activity in the village.
Traditional Village Name: Santa Rita • Population: 6,084
• Village Flower: Gardenia, White or Sno-Ball