In 1960, Joseph Flores, a businessman, was the first CHamoru to be appointed Governor of Guåhan. He followed civilian governors Carlton Skinner, Ford Elvidge, and Richard Lowe. Flores served for one year and is known for establishing a vocational-technical education program. As governor he advocated self-rule for Guam and an open-door policy. He established public health centers in Mangilao, Piti, Talofofo, and Asan. He also ensured that the Department of Public Works paved the Agat-Umatac Road for the first time.