Tuesday, February 24, 2015

20 Candidates Step Up By Filing Deadline; Opportunities Remain For More Volunteers

Thanks to the 20 people who registered as candidates for the Kanehoe Neighborhood Board election this spring. The election will be held online from April 24 through May 15. The new neighborhood board will take office July 1 and serve through June 30, 2017.

Even though the candidate filing deadline has passed, there are still good opportunities to serve as a Kaneohe neighborhood representative.

Openings On Current Board

For example, the board would like to appoint residents to fill four seats that currently are open. They are for Subdistricts 4, 5, 6 and 11 within District 30 (that's Kaneohe). Check out the city's online street index to find out if you live in a subdistrict with an open seat. Those appointed will serve through June 30, 2015.

Committee Jobs Aplenty

In addition, the board is seeking community members to serve on 20 committees. They include groups focused on the Legislature, public health, safety and transportation. Committees review data and trends, gather resident opinions, and take part in other activities to gain a pulse on specific issues. They develop recommendations that can yield calls to action by the full board.

Serving on the neighborhood board is an effective way to bring community concerns to the attention of local and state leaders. If you are interested in serving, contact Neighborhood Board Chairman Mo Radke at moradke@gmail.com, or come to the Kaneohe Neighborhood Board's next meeting, Thursday, March 19, at Benjamin Parker Elementary School, starting at 7 p.m.

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