Volunteers Sought for North and South Kohala Community Development Plan Action Committees

Media Release

Contact Person: Allen Salavea, phone 756-5267,   email: asalavea@co.hawaii.hi.us

Volunteers sought for the North and South Kohala Community

Development Plan Action Committees

Volunteers are being sought by the County of Hawaii Planning Department to serve on two separate Community Development Plan Action Committees for the Judicial Districts of North Kohala and South Kohala. The Action Committees will serve as a proactive, community based stewards of the plans’ implementation and update.

The deadline to submit an application is 4:30 p.m., February 13, 2009. Applications can be downloaded at the following websites:

NORTH KOHALA – http://www.hcrc.info/community-planning/community-development-plans/north-kohala/

SOUTH KOHALA – http://www.hcrc.info/community-planning/community-development-plans/south-kohala/

or picked up at the Planning Department offices in Hilo (Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, HI 96720) or Kona (Hanama Place, 75-5706 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740).

Volunteers who serve on the Community Development Plan Action Committees will be asked to attend monthly meetings, meet with supporting partners, participate in training workshops and or retreats, help organize and attend public involvement meetings, workshops and or charettes, and serve as a source for promoting and sharing information about the Community Development Plans with individuals and community groups.

Interested persons will be required to submit an application. From the initial applicant pool, applicants will be selected using pre-determined selection criteria to be considered a candidate. All candidates will be interviewed by an Applicant Review Committee that will recommend a final of nine candidates (for each committee) for appointment. The nominees shall than be approved by the Planning Director and Mayor and confirmed by the County Council. Upon confirmation, nominees will be sworn in before the County Council as an Action Committee member.

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