Honorable June U. Blas
Mayor June Ulloa Bias was born on June 28, 1965, to fRamon "Bo" Borja Bias of Barrigada and fCarmen "Mamie" Atalig Ulloa of Rota, CNMI. She has four siblings: Raymond, Joseph, Anne Marie, and Colasita. She is blessed with a son, Cayetano Jude. A life-long resident of the beautiful village of Barrigada, she attended San Vicente Catholic School, George Washington High School, Western Pacific Business College, and the University of Guam, concentrating on Computer Science/Business Management.
Before entering public service, she worked at a convenience store, gaining first-hand experience in business. Her dedication and passion to make a difference helped her achieve success, serving three consecutive terms as Vice Mayor, and in the 2012 and 2016 election, running unopposed for Mayor. She had made history as the first female to hold both offices. Prior to elected office, she worked 12 years as an Administrative Assistant in the Barrigada Mayor's Office, and was Municipal Planning Council Secretary and Treasurer. Her colleagues chose her to serve as Secretary for the Mayors'
Council of Guam from 2004-2009 and Treasurer from 2013-2014. She is a charter member of the Association of Pacific Island Local Governments (APILG), whose mission is to foster regional municipal government cooperation and networking.
She completed numerous training programs and courses: Grants to encourage Arrest Policies & Enforcement of Protection Orders & Rural Domestic Violence & Child Victimization Enforcement Programs; Incident to Terrorist Bombing; Senior Official Workshop Mass Destruction on Terrorism Incident Preparedness; Traffic Citation Violation Training; Community Mobilization/Readiness Training; DMHSA: Prevention on early intervention Advisory Committee Empowerment; National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center with the OHS State & Local Government Coordination Preparedness; National Disaster Preparedness Training - Tsunami Awareness; and Office of the Public Auditor Leadership Training. Mayor Blas was also: Chairwoman of the 2017 Election of Officers (MCOG); Committee Member MCOG 2017, 2013 & 2009 Inauguration; Chair for Annual Community Festivities 2004 to present; Chair, Family Violence, Representative for MCOG 2004-2016; Chair, Child Initiative Grant, Representative for MCOG 2003; Bureau of Women's Affairs, Vice Chair for MCOG 2001-2002; Youth Advisor, Vision Youth Barrigada 2004-Present; Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment Workshop hosted by Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense, American Red Cross & FEMA Region IX, January, 2015; MCOG Ethics Training for Elected Officials in July, 2013; Tobacco Control Enforcer’s Training, September, 2016; Member of the PEACE Council (Prevention Education and Community Empowerment), 2016; Guam National Youth Football Foundation Fundraiser advisor from 2015 to present.
Mayor Blas' Accomplishments/Projects/Highlights: Hosted 64 Papau New Guinean Delegates, in May, 2016; New installation of 102 L.E.D Streetlights village-wide; $28,943 in New installation of Sleeping Policeman Speed Humps; Acquired $41,000 from IT&E for the upgrade of the Children’s Park Equipment; forthcoming of Traffic Signal Light on the intersection of Canada Toto Loop Road and Purple Heart Memorial Highway (Route 8); Compact Impact funding to resurface basketball/volleyball courts and repair of Barrigada Koban, community center facility and lighting; $150,000 water infrastructure upgrade and $1 million for water tank replacement; Renovated Indoor Recreation Center, Public Restrooms & expansion of Mayor’s Office in July, 2015; Implemented Youth Recreation & Computer Center to assist Barrigada Youth; Launched an active Neighborhood Watch program in June, 2013; Re-acquisition of Barrigada Koban for the Barrigada Veteran's Organization; Acquired $57,000 from Guam Waterworks for relocating meters and installation of 6-inch waterline in Kaila Street and partnered with GWA for line replacement on Balako Street. Continuously working with government agencies to upgrade infrastructure: roads, waterlines, replacement of wooden power poles with concrete, and flooding issues; PL-28-68 appropriated $2.2 million for the village; Completed first phase sewer line connection in Leyang, complying with Clean Water Act, serving 100 families; recipient of Float Competition Award for annual Liberation Day Parade: 2004-3rd Place, 2005-2nd Place, 2006-2nd Place, 2008-3rd Place, 2009, 2010-2nd Place, 2015-3rd Place. With AMERICORPS implemented successful after school program for low/moderate income youth, organized paddling team, "Team Tuyan,", making a difference in the lives of at-risk kids and in the community; acquired grant for young adult safe driving education; tirelessly working with village schools, youth sports, cultural dance groups, ZUMBA, MixxedFIT, Minor’s Taekwondo and other organizations, to enhance and better serve the community. In 2010, June received a prestigious "Women of Movement" award from the Guam Women's Club, for women in politics, and for her will and determination in providing education, and motivation in the community. Mayor Blas believes in unity in the community and leadership that works.
Traditional Village Name: Barigada • Population: 8,875
• Village Flower: Adelfa or Oleander Roselaurel