County of Hawaiʻi Employee Recognition Awards

The 52nd annual County of Hawaiʻi employee recognition awards ceremony was held on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 and 19 exemplary employees were nominated for the categories of manager, supervisor and employee of the year.

  • The nominees for manager of the year were:
    Administrative Services Officer Joaquin B.K. Gamiao-Kunkel,  Planning Department
  • Battalion Chief Michael D. Hayashida, Fire Department

The nominees for supervisor of the year were:

  • Police Lieutenant John L. Briski, Police Department
  • Solid Waste Supervisor Denis A. Gibo, Department of Environmental Management
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kevin S. Hashizaki, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
  • Planner Bethany J. Morrison, Planning Department
  • Accountant Marianne T. Panoff, Department of Water Supply

Nominees for employee of the year were:

  • Human Resources Assistant Sandra A. Aguiar, Department of Human Resources, Health & Safety
  • Clerk Marilou B. Carvalho, Police Department
  • Planning Commission Support Technician Melissa A. Dacayanan, Planning Department
  • Senior Account Clerk Glenneen R. Erece, Department of Finance
  • Legal Technician Mary E. Fujio, Office of the Corporation Counsel
  • GIS Analyst Douglas B. Goehring, Department of Environmental Management
  • Information Systems Analyst Matthew L. Iaukea, Police Department
  • Water Plant Electrical/Electronic Equipment Repairer Alvin K. Inouye, Department of Water Supply
  • Clerical Services Assistant Dennis K. Kauka Jr., Office of the Mayor
  • Senior Account Clerk,Renee K. Kusano, Department of Water Supply
  • Police Officer Paul Mangus, Police Department
  • Legal Assistant Maurice C. Messina, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney

Joaquin B.K. Gamiao-Kunkel of the Planning Department was named Manager of the Year, Kevin S. Hashizaki of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney took the Supervisor of the Year award and Employee of the Year was accorded to Glenneen R. Erece of the Finance Department.