A-E Boards & Commissions

Boards and Commissions assist and advise departments and special groups within the County of Maui, some working more closely with various departments than others. The County of Maui is always looking for people interested in serving on a Board or Commission.

How to Apply

Although there is no monetary compensation associated with serving on a Board or Commission, your participation will provide for a better form of government. If you are interested in serving on a Board or Commission, please fill out an application form and mail it to the Mayor's Office, 200 S. High Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793.

Listing of Boards, Commissions and Committees

  • Affirmative Action Advisory Council
    • Advises and assists the Mayor in all phases of the County's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program, based on federal guidelines and requirements. Also advises and assists the Mayor in reaching the County's affirmative action goals and objectives concerning race, sex, religion, disabled, etc., in employment, and to take affirmative action in correcting past discrimination.
  • Animal Control Board
    • To hear and determine appeals from decisions concerning dangerous dogs as set forth in sections 6.04.045 and 6.04.050, and from any order issued by an enforcement or animal control officer relating thereto.
  • Board of Ethics
    • Initiates, receives, hears and investigates complaints of violations of the County Ethics Code by employees and officers of the County. Initiates impeachment proceedings against elected officials and officers appointed to elective office who have been found in violation of the Code of Ethics of the County.
  • Board of Variances & Appeals
    • Hears and determines applications for variances from the strict application of any general plan, zoning, subdivision or building ordinances. Holds public hearing prior to ruling on a variance application and issues findings of fact and conclusions of law on decisions granting or denying variance applications.
  • Board of Water Supply
    • Powers, Duties and Functions The Board of Water Supply shall: 1. Review and submit to the Mayor the Department of Water Supply's request for an annual appropriation for operations and capital improvements. 2. Recommend the establishment and adjustment of rates and charges for furnishing water; such rates and charges shall be submitted to the Mayor for review and approval.
  • Charter Commission
    • At intervals of ten (10) years, the Mayor, with the approval of Council, shall appoint a charter commission composed of eleven members to study and review the operation of the government of the county under such amendments or new charter and to propose amendments or to draft a new charter in the manner set forth in Section 14-3 of the Charter of the County of Maui (2003).
  • Civil Service Commission
    • Adopts rules to carry out the provisions of the Civil Service laws of the State; appoints County Personnel Director; requests an annual appropriation for the operation of the department; hears appeals by any officer or employee aggrieved by any action taken by the Director of Personnel Services or by an appointing authority (department head); advises the Mayor and Director of Personnel Services on problems concerning personnel administration.
  • Commission on Children and Youth
    • Advises and assists the Mayor in all matters concerning children & youth, including child care. Also makes recommendations to the County Council on all matters relating to children and youth and children and youth programs proposed for adoption by the County Council.
  • Commission on Culture and the Arts
    • Objectives include: assisting the County in the preservation of the artistic and cultural heritages of all its people; promoting a community environment which provides equal and abundant opportunity for exposure to culture and the arts in all its forms; encouraging and providing equal opportunity for the development of cultural and artistic talents of the people of the County.
  • Commission on Person with Disabilities
    • The Commission on Persons with Disabilities assists the County in rendering services to persons with disabilities
  • Committee on Status of Women
    • The Committee on the Status of Women develops information as the State Commission on the Status of Women requires or as the Committee deems advisable concerning the status of women within the County.
  • Cost of Government Commission
    • Helps the County promote economy, efficiency and improved service to the public by reviewing existing County operations and policies and making recommendations to improve them. Submits an annual report of its findings and recommendations to the Mayor and Council.
  • Council on Aging
    • Meets at least every other month for the purpose of advising the County Executive Office on Aging on needs of older persons, plans for helping older persons, programs that service older persons, and legislation and issues affecting older persons.
  • East Maui Regional Community Board (Water Authority)
    • The East Maui Regional Community Board water authority is concerned with the Nāhiku, Ke'anae, Honomanū, and Huelo license areas and shall, investigate, acquire, manage, and control water collection and delivery systems with staff that consists of a regional director, grant writers, community liaisons, and water system technical analysts.
  • Environmental, Agricultural, and Cultural Preservation 
    • The Environmental, Agricultural, and Cultural Preservation Committee meetings are held in the Council Chamber at 1:30 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the first and third Fridays of each month; however, the schedule is subject to change. The Committee may also periodically schedule site inspections.