NOMINATIONS FOR A COMMISSION MEMBERS TO THE
STATE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Nominating Committee for the State Commission on Water Resource Management (“Commission”) is accepting applications for two (2) positions on the Commission which are anticipated to become available after the terms expire on June 30, 2021. The new term for the Commissioner positions will begin upon the vacancy and run for four (4) years, expiring on June 30, 2025. The Nominating Committee will review the applications and interview applicants to nominate a list of at least three (3) individuals deemed qualified according to Hawaii Revised Statutes § 174C-7(b) for each vacant position to send to the Governor for consideration. Any appointment by the Governor is subject to confirmation by the State Senate.
The Commission has exclusive jurisdiction and final authority over matters relating to the implementation and administration of the State Water Code (Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 174C). The Governor appoints five (5) of the seven (7) members to the Commission under the process indicated in § 174C-7. The two (2) remaining commissioners are ex-officio voting members – the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources who serves as the Chairperson of the Commission and the Director of the Department of Health, also appointed by the Governor.
State law (§ 174C-7) requires that each member selected by the Nominating Committee have “substantial experience in the area of water resource management”.
Commission members serve a four-year term without pay, although certain expenses necessary for the performance of their duties, such as travel, are reimbursed.
Applications and resumes should be postmarked no later than Monday, November 30, 2020 and may be mailed to:
Commission on Water Resource Management
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 227
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
To apply online, visit http://boards.hawaii.gov/apply/apply-for-a-board/.
The Commission’s website, http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/cwrm/aboutus/commission/, has more information.
COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
/s/ M. Kaleo Manuel
M. Kaleo Manuel, Deputy Director
Dated: October 12, 2020