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The Maui County Council is a nine-member legislative body of officials who are elected on at-large basis (i.e., all County voters can cast votes for all nine seats), one each from nine residency areas. Each Council member is elected for a two-year term.

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Nov 22

State Legislative Process Workshop: “We the Powerful!” Maui Schedule

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Office of Council Services


Honolulu, Hawaii – The Hawaii State Public Access Room (PAR) will conduct a series of free workshops on Maui entitled “We the Powerful!” between Dec. 3 to  Dec. 6.  The workshops are intended to help demystify the State lawmaking process, and demonstrate ways the public can participate at the Hawaii State Legislature without leaving the island. The events are open to the public and no registration or prior experience is required. 

“There are many ways for the public to get involved with legislation,” said Maui County Council Chair Gladys Baisa. “Mahalo to PAR for their continuous outreach efforts. These workshops will help empower individuals and realize how a single voice can make a difference in the legislative process.

“I strongly encourage the public to attend.”

PAR’s workshops are designed to be useful to both newcomers to and veterans of the legislative process. Topics will include an overview of the Legislature’s website, understanding the legislative process, delivering effective testimony, and making sense of the calendar and deadlines. 

Part 1 (1st hour): How the Legislative Process Works (and How to Work It) 
Part 2 (2nd hour): Digging Deeper (interactive session)

PAR is a division of the State of Hawaii’s non-partisan Legislative Reference Bureau. Their office at the State Capitol and has long been devoted to assisting residents as they participate in State legislative government. 

We the Powerful

"We the Powerful!" 
Maui Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 12:00 noon 
Pukalani Tavares Community Center
91 Pukalani St. (meeting room by pool)

Tuesday, Dec. 3 5:30 p.m. 
Kihei Community Center
303 E. Lipoa St.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.
Maui County Council Chamber
8th floor Kalana O Maui bldg.
200 S. High Street, Wailuku

Thursday, Dec. 5, 12:00 noon
Kahului Community Center
275 Uhu St.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m.
Wailuku Public Library
251 S. High St. 

Friday, Dec. 6, 3:00 p.m. 
West Maui Kaunoa Senior Center
788 Pauoa St.

For additional information, or to arrange for individual tutorials or group workshops, residents may contact the Public Access Room toll free from Maui at 984-2400 ext.7-0478 or via email at 

Please contact PAR in advance to for special assistance or services.



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