NOMINATIONS FOR COMMISSION MEMBER TO THE
STATE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Nominating Committee for the State Commission on Water Resource Management (“Commission”) is accepting applications for one vacant Commissioner’s position on the Commission. The new term for the Commissioner will begin July 1, 2016 and run for four (4) years, expiring on June 30, 2020. The Nominating Committee will review the applications and send to the Governor the names of at least three (3) individuals deemed qualified according to Hawaii Revised Statutes § 174C-7(b). The appointment by the Governor is subject to confirmation of the 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 remaining commissioners are ex-officio voting members – the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources 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 or expertise in the area of water resource management”.
This position additionally requires,
“substantial experience or expertise in traditional Hawaii water resource management techniques and in traditional Hawaiian riparian usage such as those preserved by section 174C-101.”
Commission members serve a four-year term without pay, although expenses are reimbursed.
Applications and resumes should be postmarked no later than Friday, February 26, 2016 and may be sent to:
Commission on Water Resource Management
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 227
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
To apply online, visit http://boards.hawaii.gov/apply-for-a-board/. The Commission’s website, http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/cwrm/aboutus/commission/, has more information.
COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Jeffrey T. Pearson, P.E., Deputy Director
Dated: January 20, 2016