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Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for East Hawai‘i to receive briefing from Hawai‘i Correctional Industries


HILO – The Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for East Hawai‘i will meet on Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the County of Hawai‘i, Aupuni Center Conference Room, which is located at 101 Pauahi Street. The public is invited to attend.

Matthew Kaneshiro, Hawai‘i Correctional Industries (HCI) administrator, will present to the Council and the public plans for expanding services on the Big Island. HCI, a self-sustaining division of the state Department of Public Safety, provides inmates with real-world work opportunities to help increase their employment prospects upon release. Kaneshiro will also share results about projects completed by inmates this past fiscal year that have benefited the community.

“The Council of Neighbor Island Advisors does a great service in keeping our local community informed and also providing the Administration with input on projects on the East Side of the Big Island,” said Marc Miranda, the Governor’s East Hawai‘i liaison.

Governor Linda Lingle created Councils of Neighbor Island Advisors to give neighbor island residents a stronger voice in state government. The Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for East Hawai‘i holds monthly public meetings to seek community input, advise the Governor of important issues and make recommendations for State boards and commissions.

The members of the Council are Julie Hugo, Alton Okinaka, Norman Stahl, Carol VanCamp, Albert Nakaji, Scott Enright and Jennifer Zelko.

Anyone requiring special assistance or accommodations to participate at this meeting may call (808) 974-6262. For additional information Council for Neighbor Island Advisors for East Hawai‘i, including meeting minutes and agendas, visit the Governor’s Web site at

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