Pilivesburg Salanoa

Pilivesburg (Burg) Salanoa is the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program Manager for the American Samoa Government Department of Commerce (DOC). Burg administers and manages the CSBG federal program for the Territory of American Samoa. CSBG funds various organizations that seek to reduce poverty and revitalize and empower low-income communities and families to become self-sufficient. In his previous capacities as the Economic Planner Practitioner and General Planner for DOC, Burg coordinated the development and implementation of essential economic and land use plans. Burg was the key point of contact for the U.S. Economic Development Administration grants. He also provided oversight and compliance to the Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund Program, which is a gap-financing resource for new and existing small businesses, with the Development Bank of American Samoa

Burg is an avid paddler and member of the Le Vasa Canoe Amerika Samoa Paddling Club that competes nationally and regionally. He is also a board member of the Lions Club of Pago Pago. He maintains an active role in the Lions Clubs' community development projects especially in fundraising and volunteering in their annual eye and dental clinic.

Burg attended Beloit College in Wisconsin and was a first-generation student. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Economics in 2015, and returned to serve the people of American Samoa soon after.


Other Participants of ELDP Pacific Class of 2019

Antonnette Odeurengul Merur
Cheryl-Ann Udui
Crystal Simanu
Erick Paul
Francyne Wase-Jacklick
Holden Nena
Isabela Silk
Janice E. Castro
John Camacho Jr.
Julie K. Sigrah
Katrina Hunkin-Seumanutafa
Laurence Edwards, II
Maybelline Andon-Bing
Michelle C. Atalig
Mitaro I. Simina
Patricia Coleman
Peteru K. Lam Yuen
Rodalyn May A. Gerardo
Roxalyn Kaminanga
Ryan Camacho
Shaun Suliol
Sherlyn Reynold
Sunny O. Ngirmang
TaAnn Kabua-Demapan
Travis Carbon
Vallynna Gippin
Wisney Nakayama

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