Honorable Vicente S. Taitague

Honorable Vicente S. Taitague

Mayors Council of Guam

Mayors Council of Guam

Honorable Vicente S. Taitague

Mayor Vicente Taitague, fourth youngest child of +Henry D. and Candelaria S. Taitague, is married to Juanita B. San Nicolas, daughter of Francisca Borja San Nicolas and +Enrique Santos San Nicolas of Talofofo. Ben and Juanita are blessed with a son, Douglas, daughter in¬law Crystal and five wonderful grandchildren.
 
He graduated from George Washington High School in 1961. He received his Associate of Science degree in 1980 from Michigan Community College while on active duty for the United States Navy. Vicente served in the Navy for 23 years, retiring in 1987. Prior to the Navy, he served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. His tours of duty included: Naval Air Technical Training Center in Memphis, Tennessee; USS Kitty Hawk; Naval Air Facility in Naha, Okinawa; VP-31; VP-22; Naval Air Station Barbers’ Point, Hawaii and Naval Supply Depot Guam.
 
In 1987, the 18th Guam Legislature presented then-Chief Taitague with Resolution No. 418 commending him for his achievement in the development and implementation of a command/sister village program for the municipality of Umatac and NSD Guam.
 
Mayor Taitague was also an active board member of the Guam Department of Agriculture Farmers Small Loan Revolving Fund. In 1992, he was elected to serve as Mayor of Talofofo for two terms (1992¬2000). He served as acting director for the Department of Agriculture in 2000.
 
During Mayor Taitague’s first two mayoral terms, he made significant capital improvements including: building a new multi-purpose indoor gym, utilities for the Land for the Landless subdivision; a new village sewer system; established a southeastern precinct for the Guam Police Department; strengthening of village power poles; extended utilities and roads through undeveloped areas; active command/sister village program with the military; he continued serving the village for eight years after his term had ended, sponsoring seasonal functions and activities (Halloween, Christmas, etc); and continues to provide support to residents on a daily basis.
 
Mayor Taitague saw the importance of continuing his goal to improve the village. He kicked off his next term as Mayor with the theme “Team Talofofo”, he continued, with community involvement to:
 
1. Improve the individual (s) quality of life through infrastructural development, improvements and beautification; village programs and opportunities and instilling village pride, respect and dignity.
2. Restored and keeps Talofofo’s image as “God’s Country” and a model village for Guam.
3. Provided support and opportunity to all residents through humanitarian efforts and recognition.
4. Makes our village a better, healthier and a safer place to live.
 
Mayor Taitague was successfully elected back into office in 2008 and 2012 elections. During that term, in August 2014, Mayor Taitague had RT4, a highly dangerous road reconstructed to make the road safer for motorist.
 
Mayor Taitague together with GHURA on October 7, 2014 held a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the renovation of the Richard Jr. Degracia Naputi Multipurpose Field which was completed on September 3, 2015 that included Top of the line Field lights, new fencing, sitting areas, persons with disabilities accessible parking and a walking path to accommodate both the young and old.
 
Mayor Taitague, together with his community, hosted the Island of Fiji during 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in 2016.
 
In July 2016, he had the Old Talofofo Police Koban renovated at no cost to the Government and turned over to the Guam Police Department which will help to detour crime and to keep Talofofo a safe place to live.
 
Mayor Taitague still is dedicated to serve the community of Talofofo “God’s Country”. This will be his 5th Term in office.
 
 
Traditional Village Name: Talo’fo’fo’ • Population: 3,050
• Village Flower: Bougainvillea