Saturday, February 4, 2017

Information Sessions For Potential O‘Ahu Neighborhood Board Candidates To Be Held

From our friends at the Honolulu Neighborhood Commission:
Honolulu – The Neighborhood Commission Office will host information sessions for people interested in being a candidate for the 2017 Neighborhood Board elections. There are 437 seats available for 33 neighborhood boards across O‘ahu. Candidate recruitment has begun and will end on February 17, 2017. Candidacy is open to O‘ahu residents who will be at least 18 years of age by February 17, 2017.
Three information sessions are scheduled for:

·         Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – HPU Aloha Tower, Multi-Purpose Room 3 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

·         Thursday, February 9, 2017 – Kailua District Park, Multi-Purpose Room from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

·         Monday, February 13, 2017 – Kapolei Hale, Conference Room A & B from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Neighborhood board members and Neighborhood Commission Office staff will be on hand to answer questions from potential candidates.

“Neighborhood boards serve as an important nexus for citizen and government interaction. We hope to get as many candidates as possible to increase civic engagement on O‘ahu,” said Shawn Hamamoto, Executive Secretary of the Neighborhood Commission Office. “It is important that we give the public access to their elected officials and other government agencies.”

The voting period for neighborhood board elections will begin on April 28, 2017, and end on May 19, 2017. Elected board members serve a two-year term, starting on July 1, 2017. All board members are volunteers.

The deadline for candidate applications is Friday, February 17, 2017. For more information, call 768-3781 or visit the Neighborhood Commission Office website at

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