Safe Streets, Workplace Wellness, Subject of Annual Meeting

May 29, 2014, 10:47 AM HST · Updated May 29, 3:14 PM
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NPAC Steering Committee. File photo courtesy NPAC.

NPAC Steering Committee. File photo courtesy NPAC.

By Wendy Osher

The Nutrition & Physical Activity Coalition of Maui County hosts its sixth annual meeting this Friday, May 30, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Nahele Room of the Kahili Golf Clubhouse in Waikapū.

The event includes opening remarks by Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, and a keynote address from Denicia “Dinny” Trinidad, vice president of Human Resources Development for FCH Enterprises, which includes Zippyʻs Restaurants.

Trinidad’s presentation will offer tips on getting started on the journey to wellness in the workplace, and will showcase FCH Enterprisesʻs E Ola Pono or Live Well program.

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Maui Public Works Deputy Director Rowena Dagdag-Andaya will also provide an update on environmental project in Maui County, including the Northshore Greenway, Safe Routes to Schools projects, and Complete Streets policy.

Community planning. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Community planning. File photo by Wendy Osher.

The NPAC group has also invited House Speaker Joe Souki to provide information about state transportation projects; and Helen Nielsen, Maui representative for US Senator Brian Schatz will speak about the senator’s Safe Streets initiative.

As part of the annual meeting, NPAC members will elect officers and directors for the 2013-2014 year. There will also be awards and acknowledgements during the meeting to honor individuals, organizations, and businesses that have made a positive impact on nutrition or physical activity in Maui County.

Meeting organizers say the annual event provides an opportunity for networking, and has earned a reputation for providing informative, educational and inspiring dialogue.

Space is limited. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting coordinator Sandra McGuinness at [email protected] or by calling 808-264-7895.

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