Maui County Council Organizes for Upcoming Term

November 11, 2016, 2:48 PM HST · Updated November 11, 3:03 PM
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Mike White will continue to serve as chair of the Maui County Council and Robert Carroll will serve as vice-chair during the 2017-2019 Council term, which begins on Jan. 2.

The new Council announced it has been preparing for a seamless transition.

Council Chair Mike White filing for reelection at the County Clerk’s Office with long-time Campaign Manager Leslie Ann Yokouchi.

Council Chair Mike White filing for reelection at the County Clerk’s Office with long-time Campaign Manager Leslie Ann Yokouchi.

“Over the past two years, we have had one of the most productive terms in recent history,” said Council Chair White. “It is important to continue this momentum by finalizing the Council’s internal administrative work early on, so we can focus on critical issues that directly impact Maui County residents.”

Councilmember Riki Hokama will continue to serve as head of the Budget and Finance Committee and Councilmember Robert Carroll will continue to lead the Land Use Committee.

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Other leadership roles are being finalized and will be announced at a later date.

“The Council has much to do in the coming months, from continuing to tackle affordable housing, homelessness and water issues, just to name a few,” added Councilmember Carroll. “We work for you and it is only through collaboration and working together will we find solutions to these many pressing matters,” he said.

The Council’s inauguration ceremony is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in the Council Chamber starting at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

“I look forward to the new Council term as we continue to address the needs of our County,” said Chair White. “I hear every day, that our government must be streamlined and enhanced to make the lives of our residents easier. I know this Council is committed to working hard for each of you and making a difference,” he said.

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