Lindquist Post to be Filled, West Maui Projects Presented

By Wendy Osher

Several West Maui projects will be the focus of the next meeting of the Governor’s council of neighbor island advisors for Maui.

A county engineer will give an informational presentation on the Lahaina Watershed Flood Control project, DLNR managers will present an update on projects at the Lahaina Small boat harbor, and the Governor’s Maui Liaison, George Kaya will update the public on Highway projects in West Maui. The council will also elect a new vice chair to replace Carl Lindquist who, along with his wife Rae, was lost in a flash flood in Hana on Thanksgiving night.

The Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for Maui will meet on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 5:00 p.m. at the Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, Maui. The public is invited to attend.

Guest speakers will include:  Joe Kreuger, engineer from the County of Maui Engineering Division; Nicholas Giaconi, Maui District manager of the Department of Land and Natural Resources; and George Kaya, the Governor’s Maui Liaison.

Governor Linda Lingle created councils of neighbor island advisors to give neighbor island residents a stronger voice in state government. The Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for Maui holds monthly public meetings to seek community input, advise the Governor of important issues and make recommendations for state boards and commissions.

The members of the Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for Maui are: Madge Schaefer (chair), Kathryn Ghean, John Henry, Lori Ululani Sablas, Gail K. Takeuchi and Leona Rocha Wilson.

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