Honorable June U. Blas
Mayor June Ulloa Blas was born on June 28, 1965, to †Ramon "Bo" Borja Blas of Barrigada and †Carmen "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, pursuing her studies on Computer Science/Business Management.
Before entering public service, she gained first-hand experience in business, while working at a local convenience store. Her dedication and passion to make a difference helped her achieve success, serving three consecutive terms as Vice Mayor, and in the 2013, 2016 and 2020 elections, running unopposed for Mayor. She astoundingly 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 a 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. Mayor Blas has been very active in coordinating youth sports and activities, and has been a Youth Advisor for Vision YOUth Barrigada from 2004 to present. Mayor June is currently the Family Violence representative for MCOG, a member of the “Un Guinaiya” Lions Club and the Secretary for the Association of Mariana Island Mayors (AMIM).
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. Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment Workshop hosted by Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense, American Red Cross & FEMA Region IX, Tobacco Control Enforcer’s Training, MCOG Ethics Training for Elected Officials in Dec. 2020, Feb., 2017 & July, 2013.
Mayor Blas' accomplishments include the installation of a new traffic light on Route 8 and resurfaced of sections on Route 8, tri-intersection and Route 16 roads, with federal funding directed by Department of Public Works. On July 9, 2019 the unveiling and dedication of the newly built “Kalaguak Memorial” honoring our CHamorus who were enslaved, beheaded and massacred by the Japanese Imperial, partnered with Mr. William “Willy” Flores and the Manenggon Memorial Foundation. In her administration, the Barrigada Crusaders were formed as the First Village Youth Football Team. In 2018, she successfully acquired, through legislation, 43 Acres in Tiyan, Barrigada, to include the existing football and softball facilities, for much needed Recreational Facility. In 2017, she acquired playground equipment from Modern International, Inc. and Ian Corp. and 7.9 Acres of CHamoru Land Trust Properties for Sports Fields. She launched an active Neighborhood Watch program in June 2013 that remains active today. Her accolades include: recipient of Liberation day Float Competition Award: 3rd Place in 2004, 2008, and 2015; 2nd Place in 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010; and in 2018 taking 1st Place in the competition. Mayor Blas has also received a prestigious award entitled “Women in Movement” for Women in Politics from the Guam Women’s Club on April 2010.
Mayor Blas has worked harmoniously and cooperatively with Vice Mayor Jessie Bautista. They have worked tirelessly with their village schools, and various government agencies, to address the safety concerns and welfare of the residents. The flooding issues; stray animal concerns; upgrade infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer lines, replacement of wooden power poles to concrete, just to name a few. They had organized youth sports, cultural dance groups, ZUMBA, MixxedFIT, Yoga, Minor’s Taekwondo and other organizations, to enhance and encourage their residents to live a healthy lifestyle. Mayor Blas and Vice Mayor Jessie Bautista believe in serving the community in the One Team, One CommUNITY approach.
Traditional Village Name: Barigada • Population: 8,875
• Village Flower: Adelfa or Oleander Roselaurel