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Maui Marine Council Names New Executive Director

The Maui Nui Marine Resource Council appointed Christina Lizzi as its new executive director, the group announced today in its newsletter. 

“It is a great honor to be joining MNMRC,” Lizzi said. 

“We are at an environmental turning point. The actions we take today as a community are critical to ensuring future generations will have an opportunity not only to enjoy Maui’s water-based lifestyle and to continue traditional and customary practices as those today do, but so that tomorrow’s keiki may thrive in renewed relationship with the environment, with healthy coral reefs, clean water, and abundant native fish for years to come.”

Lizzi received her Juris Doctor from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, graduating summa cum laude with certificates in environmental law and Native Hawaiian rights.  Photo Courtesy: Maui Nui Marine Resource Council.

Lizzi most recently served as a judicial law clerk for Justice Sabrina S. McKenna and Justice Richard W. Pollack at the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court.

Locally, Lizzi assisted the Hawaiʻi State Environmental Council with drafting updates to Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules Chapter 11-200, Environmental Impact Statement Rules, which were recently signed into law. 

Prior to moving to Hawaiʻi in 2012, Christina was a policy analyst and community organizer on fisheries issues at Food & Water Watch, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C.


Robin Newbold, co-founder of MNMRC, will continue to serve as the organization’s chair.