Abercrombie names DLNR Deputy Director

December 8, 2010, 12:16 PM HST · Updated December 8, 12:16 PM
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Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of Honolulu lawyer Bill Tam as Deputy Director of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Tam, 62, currently practices law with Alston, Hunt, Floyd & Ing, specializing in water, natural resources and land use law.  He joins Interim Chairman William J. Aila and First Deputy Director Guy Kaulukukui as the team selected by Abercrombie to head the state DLNR.

Tam’s appointment is subject to approval by the state Commission on Water Resource Management and confirmation by the State Senate.

Tam served for 17 years as a Deputy Attorney General for the Board of Land and Natural Resources between 1981 and 1997.  He was the first legal counsel to the Commission on Water Resources Management between 1987 and 1997. Tam also co-authored the state’s 1987 Water Code.

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Tam earned graduated from Wesleyan University in Conn. and Boston University School of Law.

(Posted by Wendy Osher, supporting information courtesy State of Hawaii)

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