Governor Seeks Applicants to State Boards and Commissions

January 18, 2012, 4:30 PM HST · Updated January 19, 10:13 AM

Gov. Neil Abercrombie. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The public is invited to apply for a list of vacancies on various state boards and commissions.  The vacancies include seats on the Hawai’i Tourism Authority, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee and the Island Burial Councils.

“Each of these seats fulfills a unique need in the oversight and leadership of some of the state’s most important interests and industries,” said Governor Neil Abercrombie. “We are seeking leaders of diverse backgrounds who have the foresight and will to continue the forward momentum that Hawai’i has achieved over the past year toward a revitalized economy and unified, statewide community.”

Maui specific vacancies that are currently available include the following:

  • Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee
  • Health and Human Services
  • Board of Health
  • King Kamehameha Celebration
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Optometry, Board of Examiners
  • Small Business Regulatory Review Board

Additional vacancies are available for at-large seats to be filled by a resident from anywhere in the state.

The Office of the Governor oversees more than 160 boards and commissions that focus on a cross-section of interests and industries.

Members of the public may apply themselves or recommend qualified applicants through the governor’s website at:



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