Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

SNLC Officials Working Group Meeting

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): January 27, 2012 - Officials from all the five governments of the Federate States of Micronesia attended the State and National Conference (SNLC) Officials Working Group meeting on January 26 at the Central Facility Meeting Room at the National Government Compound in Palikir, Pohnpei State.

The purpose of the working group is for the governments, through their representatives, to identify and discuss issues and agree on recommendations for presentation to the FSM Leadership during the SNLC.

A provisional agenda for the conference has been prepared by the SNLC Secretariat, the FSM Department of Resources and Development, drawing from issue statements pre-submitted by the States and the National Government upon request. The representatives are tasked to refine the formulation of topic discussions for leaders and create a working platform toward ensuring a clearly focused conference.

The Working Group will meet from January 26 through 30, concluding before the leaders start arriving on January 31.

Below is the table on State representatives:

Yap State
Senator Jesse Raglmar-Subolmar, Yap State Legislature
Mr. Ruotpong Pongliyab, Director - Department of Youth and Civic Affairs
Mr. Phillip T. Ranganbay, Chairman of the Yap Chamber of Commerce

Chuuk State
Mr. Masachiro Christlib, Special Assistant to the Governor on Legislative Affairs
Mr. Eliseus Akapito, Chief -- Office of Planning
Mr. Marian Marcus, Acting Director - COM-FSM Chuuk Campus
Mr. Mark Waite, Chief Executive Officer - Chuuk Public Utilities Corporations

Pohnpei State
Mr. Thomas Pablo, Director of Treasury
Mr. Simao W. Nanpei, Acting Director of the Department of Health Services
Mr. Tom Beckman, Legal Counsel for the Pohnpei State Legislature
Dr. Elizabeth Keller, Department of Health Services

Kosrae State
Mr. Steven George, Director - Department of Resources and Development
Mr. Stanley Raffilman,
Mr. Tiser Reynold, Director of Finance
Winston Phillip, Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Ann Noda, Chief Legal Aide, Kosrae State Legislature

Chairing the Working Group 4-day meeting is Dr. Rufino Mauricio, Secretary of the Department of Education, National Government.

Other National Government attendants include Secretary Lorin S. Robert, Ambassador Asterio Takesy, Dr. Vita A. Skilling, Secretary Francis Itimai, Secretary Marion Henry, Director Andrew Yatilman and others.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356