New Council Members Sworn In

The Lt. Governor pays a visit to the Friendly Isle to welcome new appointees.

Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona Jr. poses with the newly sworn in members of the Governor’s Molokai Community Advisory Board, (from left to right) Janice Kalanihuia, Jersula L. Manaba, Robert Granger and Marlene Purdy. 

By Zalina Alvi

Community members received a big welcome and mahalo from Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona Jr. as he officially swore in 21 appointees to several state boards and commissions last Tuesday.

The official ceremony took place at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs conference room and included a warm welcome from Jonah Kaauwai, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. The Lt. Governor thanked everyone for donating their time and effort to making a difference in the community, and stressed the importance of their continuing involvement.

The councils with new members were the Molokai Irrigation System Water Users and Advisory Board; the Health Planning Council, Tri-Isle Subarea; the Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Maui Service Area Board; the State Council on Mental Health; the Island Burial Council, Island of Molokai; the Legacy Land Conservation Commission; the ‘Aha Kiole Advisory Committee; and the Governor’s Molokai Community Advisory Council.


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