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Silva Appointed to Board of Maui’s J. Walter Cameron Center

April 30, 2014, 1:59 PM HST
* Updated April 30, 2:20 PM
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Michael Silva. Courtesy photo.

Michael Silva. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

Michael Silva, the vice president and owner of Fukumoto Engineering, was appointed to the board of the J. Walter Cameron Center on Maui.

The appointment was announced by board president Alan Kaufman who commented in a press release saying he looks forward to the energy and ideas that Silva will bring to the board.

“As we in the midst of launching our capital campaign, we are fortunate to live in a community that values the type of dedicated service exemplified by Mike’s commitment to the Center’s mission of assisting persons with special needs,” Kaufman said.

César Gaxiola, the Center’s executive director also welcomed Silva, noting the management and operational experience he brings from the small business sector.

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According to background information contained in the announcement, Silva moved to Hawaiʻi in 2004, and is currently the president of the Hawaiʻi Society of Professional Engineers Maui Chapter, chair of the County Urban Design Review Board, and 2012 Ka Ipu Kukui fellow.

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He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Santa Clara University, and a master’s degree in civil engineering from San Jose State University, according to the announcement.

In accepting the board appointment Silva said, “I’m honored to join the Cameron Center board and look forward to working with a talented group of people to help with the organization’s capital campaign and the various events that are held throughout the year.”

The J. Walter Cameron Center is located on Mahalani Street in Wailuku and accommodates 17 social service organizations that serve an estimated 50,000 residents per year, the organization said.

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