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County Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions


The County of Hawai’i is seeking applicants to fill vacancies in various Boards and Commissions.  Members of most of these Boards and Commissions serve for staggered terms of five years, on a voluntary basis. 

The following vacancies need to be filled:

  • Cultural Resource Commission (2 vacancies; seeking an Architect and a Planner respectively for these vacancies)
  • Environmental Management Commission (Council Districts 3, 5)
  • Fire Board of Appeals: (5 vacancies from any Council District), applicants shall have education/experience in the following areas:
    • Engineering or architectural design; oro Building Code enforcement; or 
    • Fire Department operations or Fire Code enforcement; or 
    • Fire protection contracting; or
    • General contracting; or
    • Legal
  • Fire Commission (Council District 4 & 6)
  • Hamakua Community Development Plan Action Committee (9 vacancies
  • Kailua Village Design Commission (5 positions)
  • Ka‘u Community Development Plant Action Committee (9 vacancies)
  • Kona Community Development Plan Action Committee (5 vacancies)
  • Leeward Planning (1 vacancy: South Kohala)
  • No. Kohala Community Development Plan Action Committee (2 vacancies)
  • Public Access, Open Space, And Natural Resources Preservation Commission (PONC) (Council District 5 & 7)
  • Puna Community Development Plan Action Committee (2 vacancies
  • So. Kohala Community Development Plan Action Committee (2 vacancies)
  • Tax Board of Review (1 vacancy)
  • Windward Planning Commission (1 vacancy: At Large: No. Hilo-Hamakua)

For all Boards and Commission, travel expenses to and from meetings are reimbursed.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and residents of the State of Hawai’i. 

The Mayor’s Office will fill the vacancies on Boards and Commissions from a list of applicants.  Application forms are available online at… .

For further information, please contact Rose Bautista, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, at 961-8211 or at .

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