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LIHU‘E — Nearly all of the new members of county boards and commissions recently attended a four-hour orientation where they were provided with an overview of their new role as county officials.
A number of returning members were also in attendance, a county news release states.
The training was sponsored by the county’s Boards and Commissions Office in partnership with the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Kaua‘i.
“Board and commission members are vital to county operations. They lend their expertise to discussions on county issues and their input is invaluable,” said Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. “It’s important that we provide them with the training they need to succeed as contributing members of their respective boards and commissions.”
Included on the list of topics covered during the training were: the role of boards and commissions in county operations; role of the legal advisor to boards and commissions; tips for effective communications; and basic parliamentary procedure.
Among those who attended the training session were the following: Catherine Adams; Danita Aiu; Dirk Apao; Dennis Aquino; Mary Lou Barela; Hartwell Blake; Linda Bothe; Regina Carvalho; Charlene Castor; Larry Chaffin; Bill Dahle; Linda Faye-Collins; Tom Iannucci; Russell Kyono; Roy Morita; Sally Motta; Al Nebre; Randall Nishimura; Gary Pacheco; Patrick Stack; Rowena Tachibana; Jan TenBruggencate; and Lisa Wilson.
Established in 2006, the Boards and Commissions Office provides administrative and operational support to the various county boards and commissions.
The office is also responsible for planning, developing and coordinating orientation and training programs for boards and commission members regarding their powers, duties, functions and responsibilities under the County Charter.
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