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Governor seeking applicants for boards and commissions


Honolulu – With the start of the 2012 Legislative Session, the Office of the Governor is reminding interested individuals who are looking to serve the public to consider service on a board or commission. Applications are being accepted for service on numerous boards and commissions including the Hawai’i Tourism Authority, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, and the Island Burial Councils.

Members of the public may apply themselves or recommend qualified applicants via

“Each of these seats fulfills a unique need in the oversight and leadership of some of the State’s most important interests and industries,” Governor Neil Abercrombie said. “We are seeking leaders of diverse backgrounds who have the foresight and will to continue the forward momentum that Hawai’i has achieved over the past year toward a revitalized economy and unified, statewide community.”

The Office of the Governor oversees more than 160 boards and commissions established by the state constitution, statutes or executive orders.

Vacancies include seats on boards and commissions focusing on a cross-section of interests and industries, including: aerospace, alternative medicine, environment, cosmetology, civil defense, economic development, corrections, culture and the arts, education, festivals, health and human services, medical education, pest control, physical therapy, private detectives, public housing, small business, state parks, taxation, technology, tourism, voter registration, and wastewater treatment.

More information, including a complete list of vacancies and application instructions, is posted at

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