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Project Management: Planning Department Staff and Contractors

Project management team members and how to contact them

Project Manager: Ron Whitmore (961-8137)

The Planning Department assigned Ron Whitmore as the Ka`u CDP project manager responsible for overall project coordination and guidance.  Ron is a Planner VI in the Long Range Planning division with responsibilities related to the General Plan, Community Development Plans, and capital improvements, among other projects.  He also supervises several long range planners.

Ron has been working in domestic and international community development for 20 years and has project management and facilitation experience in the public, private, nonprofit, and higher education sectors.  After graduating from Dartmouth College, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer and trainer in West Central Africa.  As a graduate student at Michigan State University, Ron focused on sustainable agriculture, community engagement, and comprehensive development.  In the early 2000s, Ron was the founding executive director of a resident-driven community development corporation and since 2005 has consulted independently in the fields of community planning, organizational and leadership development, and food systems.

Ron lives in Hilo with his wife Sasha, son Bodhi, and daughter Rani.  Sasha is a nurse, and Bodhi and Rani attend Hilo Intermediate and High Schools.

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