After so many years of service, I would be honored to serve again on the Makakilo Kapolei Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board (MKHNB) in an effort to continue to develop a sense of community and joining together in developing creative, mutually beneficial solutions to the development and stewardship of our communities’ characteristics, City resources, schools and development issues. This collaborative effort on the part of an effective Board will guarantee a better quality of life and sustainability — that simultaneously honors the unique interests of each individual residing in our District.
My service on the MKHNB has shown me how deeply committed our representatives need to be so we may achieve the best quality of life in a District we call home. We may disagree on the path for achieving this outcome, but we should share the opportunities to commit to the collaborative process and its desired outcome. My last two-terms on the Board has deepened my commitment to meaningful collaboration with all our community members with the inclusion of local business partners, area stakeholders and our elected representatives for the benefit of those people we represent.
Most importantly, as a member of the NB, I would bring my diverse experience, intervention research, and leadership to help steer the Board in a direction that best serves the needs of all the citizens and the community as well as my commitment to work toward bringing together the many voices in developing innovative, win-win approaches to community issues.
As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grand mother and a forty-plus year resident here in Makakilo, my decades of public service involvement, an eight-year tenure on the Hawaii Community Development Authority (Kalaeloa), 17 years in the Kapolei Complex of schools, two terms on our MKHNB and as the Legislative Liaison in our District and neighboring sister city affairs during the last two years as a member of the First District Council team gives me insight to the pressing issues relating to our communities' health, safety and welfare. I would welcome the opportunity to continue my service on our Neighborhood Board and move forward to better optimistic times. I humbly ask for your vote.
Senior Advisor to Councilman Tom Berg, 2012-13 Legislative Aide to Councilman Tom Berg, 2010-12 Parent Community Network Center Coordinator (Makakilo Elementary), 1994-2011 Core Trainer – Department of Human Services (Staff Development) PRIDE Trainer – Department of Human Services, Child & Family Services and Hawaii Behavioral Health
Leadership/Group Leadership Skills
Current Board Member of Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board #34
Member – Governor appointment to Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) Kalaeloa Subcommittee (8 year tenure)
Family Programs Hawaii Mentor
Leeward District - Kapolei Complex of Schools Parent Community Network Coordinator
Founding member of Ka Leo O Kapolei Community Action Group
President of Hanai Ika U‘hane O Na Keiki (Foster Parent Support Group)