LIHUE – The Kauai Board of Water Supply announces the appointment of Steven Kyono to the position of acting manager and chief engineer for the Department of Water, effective Feb. 12.
KBWS’ decision to appoint an interim manager comes as a result of an upcoming position vacancy due to the resignation and relocation of its current manager and chief engineer, Kirk Saiki, which will become effective Feb. 9. Kyono will serve as acting manager while KBWS proceeds with the formal recruitment process for a manager and chief engineer through the County of Kauai, Department of Human Resources.
Kyono served as Kauai’s County engineer from 1986-1990. In 1991, he joined the State Department of Transportation Highways Division as Kauai district engineer, and served in that capacity until 2008. During his tenure with the county and the state, Mr. Kyono also served as an ex-officio voting member of the Kauai Board of Water Supply.
“Having spent a considerable portion of my career in public service, I consider it an honor and privilege to once again serve the people of Kauai,” Kyono said.