Neighbor Island Advisors for East Hawaii to Receive Briefing from DOT on Puna Traffic Issues

Media Release:

The Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for East Hawai‘i will meet on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. at Kea‘au Middle School Cafeteria. The public is invited to attend.

Jiro A. Sumada, deputy director – highways for the Department of Transportation (DOT), will present to the council a brief overview of the upcoming projects the State has planned for the Puna District.

Governor Linda Lingle created Councils of Neighbor Island Advisors to give neighbor island residents a stronger voice in state government. The Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for East Hawai‘i holds monthly public meetings to seek community input, advise the Governor of important issues and make recommendations for State boards and commissions.

The members of the Council are Julie Hugo, Alton Okinaka, Norman Stahl, Carol VanCamp, Albert Nakaji, Scott Enright and Jennifer Zelko.

Anyone requiring special assistance or accommodations to participate at this meeting may call (808) 974-6262.  For additional information Council for Neighbor Island Advisors for East Hawai‘i , including meeting minutes and agendas, visit the Governor’s Web site at

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