Lizama named top employee at Lt. Governor’s Office

Posted on May 04 2022

Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, left, presents the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s Office Employee of the Year award to building maintenance specialist John Paul “JP” Lizama at the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Capital Hill yesterday. (Contributed Photo)

John Paul “JP” Lizama of Koblerville was named the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s Office Employee of the Year yesterday for his dedication as a building maintenance specialist at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Building in Susupe.

Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, who presented Lizama with an award, said the CNMI’s continued success is rooted in the diligence of people like Lizama and his coworkers.

“Our government employees are the backbone of our community. The hard work and dedication of government employees like JP will guarantee the strength of our great Commonwealth for years to come,” he said.

A graduate of Saipan Southern High School, Lizama began as a field worker in 2019 and was promoted to his current role at the Multi-Purpose building in April 2021 where he spent the past year maintaining the interior and exterior of the facility.

Lizama said he was honored by the recognition and credited the support from family and coworkers for his award. “It means a lot. Without my coworkers and my family, this would not be possible. Bego Camacho, Dan Lisua, Memorino Elisar—we work as a team and never leave anyone out,” Lizama said.

Lizama said he was surprised when he learned he was selected for the award and shared the following advice to public and private sector employees across the CNMI: “Stay positive, be humble, be honest, learn from your mistakes and be willing to take advice from people who have come before you,” he said.

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