Governor's latest travel destination: Chuuk

COLORADO: Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, in center front, joins other governors attending the Western Governors' Association's 2019 annual meeting in Vail, Colo., in June. Photo courtesy of the governor's office

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero is visiting Chuuk state in the Federated States of Micronesia this week – the latest of several trips to multiple destinations since becoming governor in January.

Leon Guerrero left Guam on Monday for the 24th Micronesia Island Forum in Chuuk, which started Wednesday and ends today. She's expected to return Friday, her office confirmed.

Forum attendees also include CNMI Gov. Ralph Torres and the four Federated States of Micronesia governors of Chuuk, Pohnpei, Yap and Kosrae, said Richard Clark, special assistant to FSM President David Panuelo.

Leon Guerrero has traveled to multiple destinations since she took her oath as governor.

• She went on a 13-day trip San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C., in February to talk to policymakers about issues including labor, health care and the military. Some of her senior staff members traveled with her.

• She visited Hawaii and California in May to discuss health care and bond borrowing, among other issues.

• She was in Vail, Colorado, from June 10 to 13 for the Western Governors' Association's 2019 annual meeting.

• Also in June, after visiting Colorado, the governor went to Base Camp McGregor, an Army facility in New Mexico, to visit almost 200 Guam National Guard soldiers before they were deployed to Egypt's Sinai region.

The governor also flew to Manila for a three-day trip between April 5 and 8, but chief of staff Tony Babauta has previously said that was a personal trip.

The lieutenant governor also went to New York City recently to represent Guam before at a United Nations speaking event and to represent the island in a pride parade.