Updated June 20, 2022
Michelle C. Atalig is the Special Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Public Lands (DPL), Saipan, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. In her Advisor capacity Michelle provides recommendations for departmental effectiveness, identifies areas requiring improvements, and drafts and reviews correspondence for legislation, memos, letters to clients, press releases for local media, and public outreach material. Michelle is also the coordinator for the CNMI Comprehensive Public Land Use Plan Update which requires coordination with the contractor, public agencies, and non-government organizations. Michelle also compiles DPL's annual report, coordinates tasks on behalf of DPL management, and performs other complex duties as they are assigned. Michelle is a recent graduate of the Pacific Century Fellows- Marianas Chapter 2017 Cohort and is an active member of the Marianas Young Professionals. Michelle uses these platforms to volunteer her time to special causes by collaborating with other organizations and non-profits. Prior to her time at DPL, Michelle resided in San Diego, California, where she was employed as an Associate Personnel Analyst at the City of San Diego. Before her employment with the City, Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration on Human Resource Management from San Diego State University. Michelle was also Vice President and an active member of SDSU's SHRM chapter.
Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs Applauds 33rd APIPA Conference for Strengthening Public Accountability in Island Areas
Sep 22, 2022Ciara
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs applauds the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA) on completing its 33rd annual conference, held virtually from August 29 to September 2, 2022. More than 500 government financial accountability officials attended...Read More
Sep 15, 2022Jason
The Palau Economic Advisory Group (EAG), newly constituted to provide recommendations on how the United States can best contribute to the long-term economic stability and resilience of the island, convened its initial meeting Aug. 22-26, 2022. The goal of this first meeting was to learn about the...Read More
Sep 12, 2022Jason
The 2022 Palau Economic Brief and Presentation is produced annually to present an independent assessment of the Republic of Palau’s economic performance and policy environment, as well as independently verified economic statisticsRead More
Aug 29, 2022Ciara
Carmen G. Cantor, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, gives a warm welcome APIPA 2022 Conference participants.Read More
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.