County seeks applicants for boards, commissions

Hawaii County is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on various boards and commissions. Members of most of these panels serve for staggered terms of five years on a voluntary basis.

The following vacancies need to be filled:


• Board of Appeals, one position.

• Board of Ethics, one position.

• Cultural Resource Commission, two positions.

• Environmental Management Commission, Council Districts 1, 3, 4 and 5.

• Fire Board of Appeals, five positions from any council district; applicants shall have education/experience in any of the following areas: engineering or architectural design, building code enforcement, fire department operations or fire code enforcement, fire protection contraction, general contracting or legal.

• Fire Commission, Council Districts 3, 4 and 6.

• Game Management Advisory Commission, Council District 5.

• Hamakua CDP Action Committee, nine positions.

• Kailua Village Design Commission, six vacancies.

• Ka‘u CDP Action Committee, nine positions.

• Kona CDP Action Committee, four positions.

• Liquor Commission, Council Districts 2 and 8.

• Liquor Adjudication Board, one position.

• Merit Appeals Board, two positions.

• Police Commission, Council Districts 1, 3 and 5.

• Public Access Open Space Natural Resources Preservation, Council Districts 3 and 5.

• Puna CDP Action Committee, two positions.

• Salary Commission, Council Districts 5 and 9.

• Transportation Commission, Council Districts 3, 8 and 9.

• Water Board, Council Districts 2 and 5.

• Windward Planning Commission, at-large North Hilo-Hamakua.

For all boards and commissions, travel expenses to and from meetings are reimbursed.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Hawaii and cannot hold any other public office.


The Mayor’s Office will fill the vacancies from a list of applicants. Application forms are available at

For more information, contact Rose Bautista, executive assistant to the mayor, at 961-8211 or

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