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Mike White to Chair Maui Council in 2015

November 10, 2014, 12:48 PM HST
* Updated November 10, 12:50 PM
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Mike White.

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By Maui Now Staff

Maui County councilmember Mike White announced today that he will chair the Council during the upcoming 2015-2017 term, which begins on Jan. 2, 2015.

Other highlights of the new council organization include the selection of Kahului councilmember Don Guzman to serve as vice-chair.

In a press release statement, White said that with the membership unchanged, the Council was able to quickly organize and prepare for the upcoming term.

“We have many important issues the Council must tackle, and we are ready to get to work,” said White in a statement released this afternoon. “It is important that the internal administrative work is well underway so we can focus on the critical issues that directly impact our Maui County residents,” he said.

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Many of the leadership roles standing committees will remain unchanged from the current term and are still being finalized.

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“The County Council will continue to be a place where residents should feel free to voice their concerns,” said Guzman. “We work for you and it is only through collaboration and working together will we be able to find long-term solutions for our County. Our doors are always open.”

The inauguration ceremony for the new council term is scheduled to take place on Friday, Jan. 2, in the Council Chamber starting at 10 a.m.

“I look forward to the new Council term and working with the administration to address the needs of our residents, while continuing to shape Maui County into a place we can proudly call our home,” said White.

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Gladys Baisa from Upcountry currently serves as the Chair, and Bob Carroll of East Maui is the current vice-chair of the council.

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