Canute named to water board

LIHUE — Thomas J. Canute was recently appointed to the Department of Water’s Board of Water Supply.

He was officially sworn in at the board’s regular meeting on Jan. 27. He fills the board’s vacancy left by Clyde Nakaya who served a full six-year term.

Canute is the vice president and Lihue branch manager for First Hawaiian Bank.

He joins six other board members in overseeing and determining the policies and direction of the KBWS.

Four board members are appointed by the mayor with the approval of the Kauai County Council. The remaining three board members are ex-officio voting members, but do not serve as chair or vice chair of the Board.

The current board members are Sherman Shiraishi, Laurie Ho, Beth Tokioka, Mike Dahilig, Larry Dill and Lyle Tabata.

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