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County of Maui News Release

The County of Maui is seeking applicants to fill multiple vacancies on county boards, commissions, councils and committees. There are currently two vacancies on the Molokai Planning Commission, among dozens of other opportunities to make an impact on local policy. 

There is one vacancy on each of the following: Affirmative Action Advisory Council, Civil Service Commission, Maui County Cultural Resources Commission, Real Property Tax Review Board, and Salary Commission. 

There are two vacancies on each of the following: Animal Control Board, Board of Ethics, Board of Variances and Appeals, Board of Water Supply, Fire & Public Safety Commission, Hana Advisory Committee to the Maui Planning Commission, Liquor Control Adjudication Board, Liquor Control Commission, Maui Planning Commission, Molokai Planning Commission, Paia-Haiku Advisory Committee to the Maui Planning Commission, Police Commission, Public Works Commission, South Maui Advisory Committee to the Maui Planning Commission, Kula Agricultural Park Committee, Commission on Healing Solutions for Homelessness, Maui County Arborist Committee, and Maui Redevelopment Agency. 

There are three vacancies on each of the following: Commission on Children and Youth, Council on Aging, Lanai Planning Commission, Maui County Persons with Disabilities Commission, Conservation Planning Committee, and Committee on the Status of Women. 

There are four vacancies on the Urban Design Review Board. 

Responsibilities for all boards, commissions, councils and committees include regular meeting attendance, considering public testimony, and reviewing policies and standards. In March, the Maui County Council enacted an attendance policy for boards and commissions. All meetings are held virtually using the BlueJeans online meeting platform.

The mayor nominates appointees to all positions and the Maui County Council later confirms them. Terms of service vary from two to five years. No monetary compensation is provided for serving on a board or commission, but volunteers are reimbursed for approved travel expenses.

Applications are kept on file for at least two years, and any applicant may be considered for nomination whenever a position opens. Openings occur when terms expire or upon resignation of a board, commission, committee or council member. Nominees are selected based upon the applicant’s experience and interests.

Those interested in serving on a board or commission should apply online at mauicounty.gov/Boards. Paper applications are available at the County Building in the Mayor’s Office on the 9th floor. Completed applications should be mailed to: Mayor’s Office, Attention: Ipo Mossman, County of Maui, 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI  96793. Applications may also be emailed to Ipo.mossman@co.maui.hi.us.

The application deadline is Nov. 15. For additional information, call (808) 270-8211.


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