Projects

Parsons Transportation Group

Guam Transportation Plan Outreach & Community Relations (Completed)

 

This project includes the development and implementation of the 2030 Guam Transportation Plan, a 20-year long-range plan for Guam’s surface transportation system, and its associated communications strategies. The project has involved over 60 stakeholder and user group presentations to date. These include numerous public outreach and comment meetings at the village level as well as presentations to the military, federal agencies, the Guam Legislature, the Mayor’s Council of Guam, the Governor, and Congress. On-going tasks include the development of a regional and international contractor outreach programs through an interactive website, participation in forums, as well as media and public relations.

Reference:

Mr. Gene Neimasz, Program Manager
Parsons Transportation Group
590 S. Marine Corps Drive
GITC Building, Ste. 403
Tamuning, Guam 96913
671.648.1060

Guam Department of Public Works (DPW)

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Parsons Transportation Group (PTG)

Parsons Brinckerhoff Americas

Guam Transportation Group (Current)

Galaide Group is engaged as a member of the overall policy direction group dubbed the GTG that is comprised of the DPW and the FHWA and their program management consultants, PTG and PB Americas. The GTG is responsible for the planning, policies and execution of $3.5 billion in anticipated road construction projects on Guam that includes the Defense Access Road (DAR) program associated with the proposed military buildup; the Territorial Transportation Improvement Plan (TTIP); the Guam Regional Mass Transit program; and the Village Streets Improvement Plan.

As members of the GTG, Galaide Group’s tasks include:

  • Community Outreach and Public Relations programming & execution
  • Assistance in the development of an island-wide Village Streets Master Plan
  • Participation in negotiations with DoD related to the Defense Access Road Program
  • Assistance in the development of an island-wide Storm Water Drainage Master Plan
  • Design & Development of a web-based, geo-coded Asset Mapping and Management System
  • Development & administration of a Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
  • Assistance in development of an Overall Financing Program for Road Projects
  • Management of DPW/FHWA Capacity Building Programs
  • Local and federal policy development in support of the various GTG programs

Reference:

Mr. Kin Blaz, Acting Highways Administrator
Department of Public Works
542 N. Marine Corps Drive
Tamuning, Guam 96913
671.649.3156

Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB)

Guam Branding Project (Completed)

 

This project consists of developing a new brand image and marketing plan for Guam’s tourism industry with a focus on integrating the new brand identity at a grass roots level. The campaign highlights Guam’s unique cultural heritage through interactive village projects and websites. Outreach efforts include over 80 presentations to various groups, interviews with 1,700 island residents, stakeholders and visitors, as well as the development of a new Guam brand icon with accompanying style guide and execution strategies. Galaide Group is partnered with Burson Marstellar, Landor and Penn, Shoen and Berland, three of the most globally recognized names in public relations, branding and strategic data collection respectively.

Galaide was recently selected by the Guam Visitors Bureau to plan, organize and execute the KoKo Road Race and the Guam Micronesian island Fair (GMIF). The Koko Road Race is Guam's largest international half marathon attracting over 5,000 participants from the US mainland, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the surrounding islands in Micronesia.

The Guam Micronesian Fair is a four-day celebration of food, dance, cultures and crafts featuring various ethnic representations from around Micronesia.

Reference:

Joann Camacho, Acting General Manager
Guam Visitors Bureau
401 Pale San Vitores Road
Tumon, Guam 96913
671.646.5278

Rhonda Brauer, Managing Director
Burson Marsteller, Los Angeles
310.309.6692

Parsons International Group

Guam International Airport Master Plan Update (Current)

 

This project includes outreach and communications for the development of the Guam International Airport Authority’s 25-year Master Plan Update. The Project is slated to begin in the fall of 2011. Galaide Group is tasked with the development of an overall Community and Stakeholder Outreach Plan, website maintenance and the facilitation of partnering sessions, charrettes, and public forums.

Reference:

Mr. Tony Diaz, Regional Manager
Parsons International Group
808.232.7826

AECOM/TEC Environmental Outreach Briefings
& Facilitation Services

Various Public Hearings for Military Buildup DEIS Guam & CNMI (Completed and Current)

 

Galaide Group was engaged to provide cultural briefings to subject matter experts and to facilitate and moderate the politically charged public hearings related to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) document prepared for the proposed military buildup on Guam. Services included assistance in the development of cultural sensitivity guidelines for presenters, review of materials for display, crowd management techniques and facilitation of the public hearings on Guam, Tinian and Saipan.

Galaide Group is also partnered with TEC for environmental planning services related to the preparation of National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) documents, environmental studies and technical services for various Navy and Marine Corps Pacific activities within the Pacific Basin and the Indian Ocean area.

Reference:

Mr. Noel Enriquez, Director, Micronesia Region,
AECOM,

414 West Soledad Avenue
GCIC Building Ste. 708
Hagatna, Guam 96910
671.472.8325

University of Guam

Guam Community and Economic Development Forum (Completed)

 

Galaide Group was engaged to plan, organize and facilitate a two-day multi-media public forum geared toward generating discussion among local residents about the proposed relocation of the III Marine Expeditionary Forces from Okinawa, Japan to Guam. This gathering was the first public forum that specifically addressed "outside the fence" community’s concerns about the impacts of nearly 27,000 marines and their dependents. The forum included a number of panel discussions on the social, cultural, economic, environmental and infrastructural impacts on Guam.

Reference:

Anita Enriquez PhD.,
Dean, School of Business and Public Administration
University of Guam
Mangilao Guam
671.735.2995

Guam Contractors Association

GCA Annual Trade Show (Completed)

 

Galaide Group has been engaged to provide complete design, planning, marketing and execution of of Guam’s largest and most successful construction trade show for the past three years featuring vendors and contractors from around the world. Galaide was involved in all aspects of the forums series to include planning, logistics, registration, web-site development and facilitation. Each of these trade shows have attracted over 2,000 participants and the next one is presently being planned for early fall this year. In 2008, the GCA Trade Show attracted over 2,000 vendor representatives and attendees for this one-day event.

Reference:

Mr. James Martinez, President
Guam Contractors Association
718 N. Marine Corps Drive
Ste.201 East West Business Center
Upper Tumon, Guam 96931
671.647.4840

Guam Coastal Zone Management Program

Coral Reef Protection Outreach Program (Completed)

 

Galaide Group developed and implemented a public outreach program for the protection of Guam’s coral reefs for the Guam Coastal Zone Management Program. This campaign included coloring books for schools, tent cards for restaurants and hotel rooms, as well as a video project that was distributed to schools and was shown on all incoming flights to Guam. The video featured an animated fish called "Professor Kika Clearwater" who educated tourists and local residents on the importance of protecting our natural reefs. Additional outreach activities included coloring books for kids, awareness posters and facilitation of forums and discussion groups with local government officials and environmental groups.

Reference:

Ms. Evangeline Lujan, Administrator
Guam Coastal Zone Management Program
Bureau of Statistics and Plans
P.O. Box 2950
Hagatna, Guam 96932
671.472.4201/2/3

Additional References

Richelle Takara,
Regional Representative
Federal Highway Administration
Department of Transportation
808.223.4310

Ms. Joanne M.S. Brown
Director,
Department of Public Works
671.646.3131

 

Mr. Andrew Wall,
Director, Contracts Administration
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas
671.339.6148

Ms. Rhonda Bauer,
Managing Director
Burson Marsteller, Los Angeles
310.309.6692

 

Additional project listings and references are available on request.