Secretary of DPL

Sixto K. Igisomar is the Secretary of the Department of Public Lands (DPL). He is a cabinet member and was appointed by the Honorable Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres, Governor and the Honorable Arnold Indalecio Palacios, Lt. Governor. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 12, 2021 and sworn into office on August 16, 2021. Mr. Igisomar was a former Senator for the 18th to the 21st CNMI Legislature, and have held previous official government positions such as: Secretary of Commerce, Chairman of the Northern Marianas Island retirement Fund, Commonwealth Development Authority, and Northern Marianas Housing Corporation. Through his college credits with Northern Marianas College and Seattle University, Secretary Igisomar focused his studies on nursing, allied health, chemistry and accounting. Additionally, he is a graduate of the competitive USDA Graduate School, Executive Leadership Program under the Department of Interior in 2011. Prior to his appointment as Secretary of DPL, Secretary Igisomar was the Director for the CNMI Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a job he entered right after the end of his term as a Senator.


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