Updated September 25, 2023
Grace L. Felise is employed in the American Samoa Government as an Environmental Planner and Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program Manager under the Department of Commerce. She oversees a staff of 15, manages land use permitting, and monitors and preserves coastal resources and special management areas. Her fundamental responsibilities as CZM Manager include overseeing programmatic development and administration of federally approved programs and grants, including proposal preparations, required reporting, and performance evaluation reviews. Ms. Felise maintains an active voice advocating for American Samoa’s interests on local, regional, and national resource management issues as they affect the Territory’s economy and the value of coastal resources.
Ms. Felise holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Information Systems from Texas A&M - Commerce University, and an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from the American Samoa Community College.
Aug 18, 2023Jason
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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.