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David L. Manning, Special Principal Associate
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.



GBB Launches Guam Solid Waste Receivership Information Center Website

David L. Manning Sends Letters to Governor and Employees
of Solid Waste Management Division

(Fairfax, VA – April 4, 2008)Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced today the launch of the Guam Solid Waste Receivership Information Center Website (http://www.GuamSolidWasteReceiver.org). The resource provides information and documents on the progress of the project; receivership; court orders; Guam Solid Waste management department; along with contact information and answers to frequently asked questions. Updated on a regular basis, the Website will be a key information resource for Guam’s government, the Solid Waste Management Division, the people of Guam, solid waste companies, the media, and stakeholders interested in up-to-date information about the progress of the establishment of a long-term, financially viable and sustainable waste management system for Guam.

Included on the Website are letters sent by David L. Manning to the Honorable Felix P. Camacho, Governor of Guam, and to each employee of the Solid Waste Management Division of the Guam Department of Public Works.

"Prior to coming to Guam, our plans are to undertake a complete review of the work already performed by the Government of Guam, building on that work to develop and successfully execute a plan to achieve full compliance with the requirements of the Consent Degree,” states Mr. Manning, GBB’s Receiver, in his March 18, 2008 letter to the Governor. "While this review is underway, we ask that the Solid Waste Management Division of the Department of Public Works continue, without interruption, its daily services to the citizens of Guam. We also ask that all work to acquire the needed land for the new landfill, including the required land for access roads, continue without interruption. Finally, we ask that additional work on the projects needed to achieve compliance with the Consent Decree be placed on hold pending completion of our initial review.”

In a letter entitled "Our Work Together” sent to each employee of the Solid Waste Management Division, on March 19, 2008, Mr. Manning states: "We want to work with you, to learn from you and to assure you that you have nothing to fear from the Receivership. It is our goal to make the Solid Waste Management Division a better place for you to work and to give you the tools to provide the citizens of Guam with the quality services they deserve. Our goal is to start fresh and have an organization that is supported and serves the needs of the community.”

About Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

On March 17, 2008, the Honorable Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, Chief Judge of the District Court of Guam, issued a court order appointing GBB as Receiver to achieve the Guam Government’s compliance with the Clean Water Act as set forth in a Consent Decree. For more information, visit the Guam Solid Waste Receivership Information Center Website (www.GuamSolidWasteReceiver.org).  

GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm, headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues, and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors.

In addition to its extensive expertise, GBB has a clear understanding of solid waste management in island communities. GBB is currently working on assignments for the Cayman Islands Government and the County of Maui, Hawaii. Previous to these assignments, GBB has had other assignments in Maui and in the U. S. Virgin Islands.

David L. Manning, a GBB Special Principal Associate, serves as GBB’s Receiver representative acting on behalf of GBB. His career spans more than 30 years in finance and public administration, including executive level positions in state and local government, with the private sector, and as an independent consultant. He brings substantial financial management expertise to bear in his consulting services.

Since 1980, GBB has assisted hundreds of communities, earning a reputation for working hard and treating its clients’ challenges as its own. GBB has planned and developed a wide range of integrated waste management programs that use the latest technologies to improve efficiency, save money, enhance customer service, and protect the environment. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit www.gbbinc.com or call 1-703-573-5800.


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