Application deadline extended for Maunakea authority

Gov. David Ige and state lawmakers have extended the application deadline for the Maunakea Stewardship and Oversight Authority to Aug. 8.

“We need to stand up the authority as soon as possible with the launch of the National Science Foundation’s full environmental review of the Thirty Meter Telescope project. However, we have heard from the community and will extend the deadline in the interest of attracting a diverse pool of qualified candidates,” Ige said in a statement.


Applicants are being sought for the authority, which was established by statute earlier this year.

The authority will be tasked with managing Maunakea Lands and will consist of 11 voting members who will each be appointed to three-year terms.

To apply, click on the “Department of Land & Natural Resources” tab on the board and commissions website:

Scroll down to and click on “Department of Land and Natural Resources.”

A drop-down menu appears; select the appropriate box next to the Maunakea Stewardship and Oversight Authority. Click “submit” at the bottom of the page

An application form then appears. Fill it out in its entirety, sign and submit.

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