For Immediate Release: Sept. 20, 2013
Press release by:Councilmember Mike WhiteMaui County Council
White confirmed to Transportation Steering Committee for National Association of Counties
WAILUKU, Hawaii – Maui County Councilmember Mike White’s nomination to the Transportation Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties was confirmed by NACo President Linda Langston in a letter dated Sept. 6, Councilmember White’s office announced today.
NACo steering committee members play a critical role in advancing legislative and policy priorities important to the nation’s counties. The members also help establish goals and priorities for the organization.
Councilmember White, who will serve for the 2013-2014 term, said he intends to advocate for measures that will positively impact Maui County.
“I am honored for this opportunity to participate on a national level and share our unique perspective,” Councilmember White said. “Hawai‘i faces the challenge of relying on air service and limited sea transportation for the delivery of basic goods. I want to ensure our voice is represented nationally in hopes of identifying transportation solutions to assist our residents.”
Councilmember White chairs the Council’s Budget and Finance Committee.
“Because Maui County’s primary economic engine is the visitor industry, I aim to collaborate with other jurisdictions to learn best practices on public transportation and airport and harbor development,” said Councilmember White, who has been the general manager of the Kaanapali Beach Hotel since 1985 and has been an advocate for the Hawaiian culture through various community non-profits.
Councilmember White, who served in the Hawaii State House of Representatives from 1993 to 1998, has been elected for consecutive terms to the Maui County Council, in 2010 and 2012, holding the residency seat for the Makawao-Haiku-Paia area.
Several adopted policies of the NACo Transportation Steering Committee are posted on its website at www.naco.org/legislation/policies/pages/transportation.aspx
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Contact:Kit Zulueta, Communication DirectorOffice of Council Services808.270.7665Kit.Zulueta@mauicounty.usTwitter handle: @mauicountyFacebook.com/MauiCountyCouncil