The Commonwealth Development Authority board recognized Friday one of the agency's employees who recently retired after almost three decades of service.
The board, led by chair Pedro I. Itibus, presented Resolution CDA 2012-002 to Joaquin “Jack” B. Flores after Friday's meeting.
Joined by his wife Rose, Flores accepted the resolution and thanked the board for the recognition.
Flores began his career with CDA on June 23, 1983, when he was hired as messenger/maintenance. He rose through the ranks, being promoted to Clerk III to Administrative Assistant, Administrative Specialist, and Building & Maintenance Foreman II.
He retired from CDA on Oct. 6 as Facility Maintenance Coordinator.
In the resolution, CDA acknowledged Flores' “unselfish commitment, loyalty, and dedication” to the agency where he worked for 29 years and three months.
“Mr. Joaquin B. Flores was a very valuable asset to CDA, especially during the last 10 years of his employment; he served as the primary source of information on CDA's acquired properties, their locations, and previous owners,” the resolution reads.
Flores said he will now focus his time and energy managing his apartment rental business called Flores Rentals in Fina Sisu.
He also plans to work on his two farms in Fina Sisu and Agingan.
“I'm retired but I'm going to stay on island. From time to time, I'll be visiting my kids in the States,” said the father of three.
The CDA board, staff, and management sponsored Friday a luncheon in honor of Flores' retirement.