Governor Palacios Welcomes Associate Director Sierra-Zorita, Deputy Assistant Secretary Nakoa, and Director of OIA Brewer to the CNMI

Governor Arnold I. Palacios welcomed White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) Associate Director for Puerto Rico and Territories Ms. Gretchen Sierra-Zorita to the CNMI and discussed a number of ways that her office can help advance some of the Commonwealth’s pressing needs through her and her newly established office’s advocacy at various federal agencies.

Governor Palacios also welcomed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Mr. Keone Nakoa and the newly appointed Director of Office of Insular Affairs of the U.S. DOI Mr. John D. Brewer.

In a separate, but related meeting, Governor Palacios and the guests from the White House and Department of the Interior were joined by the leadership of the CNMI House of Representatives and CNMI Senate where matters of immigration, workforce development, financial assistance, and other issues were discussed.

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