Lingle’s initiative on tap for Kaua‘i Council of Advisors

Mark Anderson, deputy director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, will present the Gov. Linda Lingle’s Hawai‘i Innovation Initiative at the next meeting of the Kaua‘i Council of Advisors Thursday.

Designed to raise the standard of living for everyone in Hawai‘i while decreasing over-reliance on land development as the foundation of the state’s economy, the initiative features four main components: innovation in the economy; innovation in education; innovation in workforce development; and linking Hawai‘i to the global economy.

The governor’s Kaua‘i Council of Advisors meets at 5 p.m. Thursday in meeting rooms 2A & 2B of the Moikeha Building in Lihu‘e.

The meeting is open to the public.

James Anakalea, Linda Collins, Laura Cushnie, Vilamor Galiza, Scott Giarman, Jerry Ornellas, Barbara Smith, Matt Takata and Leo Trinidad make up the Kaua‘i Council.

For more information on Lingle’s Neighbor Island councils, visit www.hawaii.gov/gov, or contact Laurie L. K. Yoshida at the Kaua‘i liaison office at 274-3100 or kauaigov@hawaii.gov.

Anyone with special needs requiring accommodations to participate at the meeting should call 274-3100 for assistance prior to the meeting.

Maui Council

State Department of Land and Natural Resources chairman Peter Young will address Lingle’s Maui Council of Advisors Thursday on the administration’s proposed $103 million biennium budget (2007-2009) for the department to carry out conservation and protection of natural and cultural resources of Maui County and around the state.

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