Updated September 30, 2023
As the Zoning Administrator for the Commonwealth Zoning Board in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Geralyn DelaCruz administers the Saipan Zoning Law, which governs land use and zoning on Saipan. The main purpose of the law is to protect the interests of present and future landowners and the entire general public. She works closely with the Commonwealth Zoning Board and conducts frequent public hearings relative to conditional uses on the island of Saipan. In addition, Geri interacts with the Saipan and Northern Islands Legislative Delegation (SNILD) in creating legislation that allows for a flexible system of zoning where proximate uses are compatible and harmonious with each other. Prior to working for the Commonwealth Zoning Board, Geri worked in the private sector and led the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team of Imperial Pacific International.
While in high school, Geri leaped to the neighboring island of Guam and graduated from the Academy of Our Lady of Guam. She then moved on to Honolulu, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Chaminade University of Honolulu and spent 6 years working in Honolulu’s real estate industry before returning home to Saipan.
Aug 18, 2023Jason
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Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Summer 2023 Meeting Concludes in Portland, Oregon, Navigating the Way for Growth and Collaboration
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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.