Concepcion Balajadia Duenas
Concepcion “Connie” or “Chong” Balajadia Duenas (1934-2018) was a Mayor of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon and was the first police woman on Guam.
Duenas was a dedicated public servant and a champion of the people. She was a victims advocate for the Guam Police Department, the founder and president of Victim Advocates Reaching Out (VARO), a longtime Guam Parole Board member, and faithful Christian Mothers of Guam member.
Duenas was the first policewoman hired into the former Department of Public Safety back in 1955. She served on the police force for 26 years and retired as a lieutenant in 1976.
After retiring, Duenas continued a life of public service, going on to serve as the vice mayor of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon from 1997 to 2001, and was then elected as the first female mayor of the village.
She was married to Juan San Agustin Duenas. At the time of her death, she had three daughters, one son, 10 grandchildren, eight grandchildren and eight siblings.