The Marianas Public Land Trust board of trustees has approved the appointment of one of its long-time staffers to serve as the agency’s new administrator.
MPLT board chair Pedro Deleon Guerrero and the agency’s consultant, Bruce MacMillan, confirmed with Saipan Tribune yesterday the appointment of Bobbie Reyes to the position.
Deleon Guerrero disclosed that Reyes is the agency’s long-time office manager. Her appointment was made after undergoing thorough review of her performance.
Deleon Guerrero said the board made the decision during one of its October meetings where Reyes’ performance evaluation was discussed in an executive session.
“Based on the result of the annual performance evaluation, [Reyes] received a very high rating that prompted the board to go ahead and approve her promotion,” the chairman said yesterday, adding that everyone is fully satisfied with how the former program manager managed to fulfill all her tasks and additional work.
With her promotion also comes a corresponding merit increase in her salary. Her new contract is valid for three years.
MPLT, it was learned, has only two staffers, including the office manager.
According to MacMillan, Reyes promotion to the administrator position was purely based on merit. The office manager position, he said, was eliminated, giving way to the creation of the administrator position.
MPLT is a government instrumentality tasked to handle and manage public land lease revenue, which it invests for government appropriation. The agency is run by a governing board.