Veteran DMWR employee retires
After 32 years of dedicated service to the American Samoa Government at the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR), Kiso So’oto finally decided it was time to retire. Last week Friday, a special farewell luncheon was held at the DMWR compound to celebrate Sooto’s service. Each DMWR division presented Sooto with a farewell meaalofa, along with parting words of encouragement and praise.
According to DMWR director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga, Sooto started off in the DMWR’s wildlife division and worked his way up to senior conservation officer of the DMWR enforcement division, working at the airport to check incoming coolers and other items containing marine life.
Matagi-Tofiga said that prior to his retirement, So’oto was the longest serving DMWR employee on her staff. She pointed out that some of the DMWR employees weren’t even born when So’oto started working there. On behalf of the entire DMWR staff, Matagi-Tofiga wishes Sooto a “happy, healthy, and relaxing retirement.”
Pictured here is the DMWR staff with Sooto (standing center second row) next to Matagi-Tofiga.
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