PHOTOS: Gabbard Visits Maui for District Work Period

March 13, 2015, 1:33 PM HST · Updated March 13, 1:40 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard visited Maui on Thursday as part the current district work period.

During her visit, Gabbard addressed the student body at Seabury Hall, visited the Maui Farm, and met with Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu.  She also meet with and recognized competitors training for the upcoming Special Olympics Swim and Fin event at the YMCA in Kahului and presented awards to the Maui Dolphins Swim Team. The Maui visit was the last stop for Gabbard after visiting Oʻahu and Kailua-Kona earlier this week.

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    During her visit, Congresswoman Gabbard also discussed the importance of supporting Hawaiian language media and culture with Ōiwi Television leadership in a meeting with ʻŌiwi Television CEO Naʻalehu Anthony and producer Amy Kalili.  The station provides an all Hawaiian language and culture content format to viewers in Hawaiʻi.

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    Another stop on her district visit was a meeting with Maui Hotel & Lodging Charity Walk non-profit team leaders as they prepare for this year’s fundraising event.

    Congresswoman Gabbard also met with and congratulated chief Tivoli Faaumu for his selection by the Maui Police Commission to serve as Maui County’s Chief of Police.

    Meet and Greet with Wailuku Hongwanji Boy Scouts Pack 40 Meeting. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Meet and Greet with Wailuku Hongwanji Boy Scouts Pack 40 Meeting. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Meet and Greet with the Maui Dolphins Swim Team. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Congresswoman Gabbard congratulated the Maui Dolphins Special Olympics Swim Team for their efforts and representation of Maui in the Special Olympics Swim & Fin Competition. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Meeting with Maui Police Chief Tivoli Fa`aumu. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Meeting with Maui Police Chief Tivoli Fa`aumu. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Visit to Maui Farm with Executive Director Paula Ambre. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Congresswoman Gabbard met with Maui Farm executive director Paula Ambre to learn more about its farm-based, family-centered residential programs. The Maui Farm is a local, family-centered farm the provides short term housing and self-sufficient life skills training to local at-risk families. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Visit to Maui Farm with Executive Director Paula Ambre. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Visit to Maui Farm with Executive Director Paula Ambre. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Talk story session with Seabury Hall Student Body & Faculty. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Rep. Gabbard spoke and engaged in Q&A with Seabury Hall’s student body and faculty to address the importance of the aloha spirit, servant leadership and public service. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Talk story session with Seabury Hall Student Body & Faculty. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Rep. Gabbard spoke and engaged in Q&A with Seabury Hall’s student body and faculty to address the importance of the aloha spirit, servant leadership and public service. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Meet and Greet with Maui Hotel & Lodging Charity Walk Team Leaders. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    Rep. Gabbard attended a meet and greet with Maui Hotel & Lodging Charity Walk Team Leaders to thank them for their leadership and community service. The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association has hosted the state’s largest fundraising event since 1980, raising more than $8.3 million benefiting Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi non-profit organizations. Photo courtesy Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

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