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APPLY HERE - Hāmākua CDP Action Committee

The County of Hawai'i Planning Department is seeking qualified applicants for the Hāmākua CDP Action Committee. Action Committee members should be community-minded, reflect a wide variety of perspectives, and represent a broad spectrum of the community.

 

APPLY HERE for the Hāmākua CDP Action Committee

 

If you have questions regarding the status of your application or the application process please contact Pōmaikaʻi Bartolome, Executive Assistant to Mayor Roth,  or (808) 961-8504.

If you have questions regarding the Hāmākua Community Development Plan or the Action Committee please contact Keiko Mercado,  or (808) 961-8134.

The Action Committees (AC) consist of nine volunteer residents who are responsible for implementing resident-driven solutions from the CDPs that positively transform their communities in partnership with a network of businesses, non-profits and community leaders. Committee members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the County Council. They must reside in the CDP planning area and are required to make the following commitments:

  • Duration of Commitment. Willing and able to commit to a term of up to four years.
  • Time Commitment. Willing and able to: 1) attend regular (quarterly) meetings during evenings and weekends; and 2) invest a minimum of 8 hours of work each month advancing CDP implementation through work on priority projects/initiatives.
  • Personal Commitment. Possess 1) a deep love for their community; 2) a passion for equity; and 3) a motivation to work for the greater good of their community.
  • Learning Commitment. Willing and able to: 1) attend training and workshops relative to facilitation, network development, local government, planning processes, equitable community engagement etc.; and 2) work with the community to identify other capacity building needs and opportunities.
  • Action Commitment. Willing and able to: 1) develop priorities and a work plan to implement community actions in the CDPs; 2) intentionally and explicitly engage all factions of their community with specific attention to those who are marginalized and underrepresented; and 3) organize and attend public meetings and workshops.
  • Collaboration Commitment: Willing and able to: 1) be a point of contact for CDP and AC initiatives; 2) develop partnerships with individuals, non-profits, businesses and community groups/associations; 3) transmit project updates and involvement opportunities regularly to their CDP region; 4) document and share lessons learned/successes with CDP ACs around the island; and 5) agree to follow meeting ground rules and operating principles of the Action Committee and Planning Department.

 

For more information, contact Keiko Mercado:  or (808) 961-8134 

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