Sierra Club officials say he had a long history of dedication to planning for Maui’s parks, bikeways and open spaces. He is also recognized as a guiding force behind the original draft of the Maui Island Plan, according to the Sierra Club.
The capsule contained a letter from the general contractor, a book of blueprints of the building itself and a copy of the Maui News with the story of the new post office building on the front page, dated Sept. 19, 1959.
During his address Gov. Abercrombie outlined plans to maximize the state’s fiscal footing and improve the economy by focusing on business innovation, food and energy security, and early childhood education.