Councilwoman Jen Ruggles Available in Pahoa and Hilo Offices

On Monday, December 5th I took an oath to serve the people of our island to the best of my ability.  I am deeply humbled and honored to say that I’ve officially taken office as your District 5 council representative and now the real work begins.

Our Hilo and Pahoa offices are being set up and constituent meetings have already begun. We will continue our open door policy for the Hilo Office, while balancing our residents needs to meet in the district in Pahoa.

Our Hilo Office is located in the lava rock faced County Building at 25 Aupuni St. Hilo, HI 96720 and in Pahoa we are located at 15-2879 Pahoa Village Road, two properties down from the 7/11 Store on the same side of the road.

We will have an official County website up and running within the next few months and will migrate our notices, events, and pertinent constituent information as soon as we can.

I am also pleased to introduce you to our competent hard-working staff  who share my passion of service: Amber Shouse and Nelson Ho.  Amber will be serving as our council aid  while Nelson will be our legislative assistant.

To schedule a meeting with me please contact Amber at 961-8026 or Nelson can be contacted at 961-8536 and

Have a safe and happy holiday season. We will keep you posted on upcoming council hearings and important community events.

Yours truly,

Councilwoman Jen Ruggles

One Response

  1. I hope this information helps in future medical care for our community. We know that there is a medical provider shortage and the solution is a multifaceted one. Please consider allowing the Physician Assistant the same medical liberties as those of the Advanced Practice Nurse. Doing so will allow the community access to medical providers and improved healthcare. Please consider this option.

    Thank you for your time and consideration. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

    David Mendonsa, MPA, MCHS, PA-C (lic 621)
    Prior Service Member
    Emergency Medical Services

    Contact Info:
    David Mendonsa
    257 Palua Loop
    Hilo HI 96720

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