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Applications for advisory committees open till Sept. 30

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Applications for seats on the new South Maui and Paia-Haiku advisory committees, now including two alternates for each body, are now being accepted until Sept. 30.

Maui County Council Member Mike Molina, chair of Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee, said that “the new advisory committees will play a vital role in guiding the Maui Planning Commission on land-use matters in the South Maui and Paia-Haiku community plan areas.”

“It is important we establish well-rounded and diverse committees, so I encourage all qualified residents to apply,” Molina added.

Molina said his committee will meet next month to consider applicants for the five council-appointed seats and up to two alternates for each advisory committee. Mayor Michael Victorino will select the other two members of each advisory committee.

Information on responsibilities and membership criteria can be found in Ordinance 5241, which is available online at tinyurl.com/zh2m8jn4.

Each advisory committee must have at least one member with demonstrated expertise in Native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices and another with a background in conservation, natural resources or climate change, Molina said.

Application forms for the South Maui Advisory Committee are available at tinyurl.com/nbhdcksd.

Forms for the Paia-Haiku Advisory Committee are available at tinyurl.com/r7f86u4u.

Completed applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 30.

Paper copies of the forms are also available at the council’s district offices. The first page of submitted application forms will be accessible to the public.

Applications can be emailed to great.committee@mauicounty.us with a reference to “GREAT-33” for the South Maui Advisory Committee or “GREAT-34” for the Paia-Haiku Advisory Committee. Applications can also be mailed, faxed or dropped off as noted on the bottom of the application forms.

Maps of the community plan areas available on the Department of Planning’s website at www.mauicounty.gov/1523/Community-Plan-Maps.

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