N-Z 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. Boards and Commissions Application Form

Listing of Boards, Commissions and Committees

  • Police Commission
    • Prepares and submits to the Mayor a request for an annual appropriation for the operation of the department. Appoints the Police Chief. Receives, reviews and investigates charges brought forth by the public against the conduct of the department or any of its members and submits a written report of its findings and recommendations to the Chief of Police for disposition.
  • Public Safety Commission
    • Review the operations of the department of fire control and make recommendations for changes which may be desirable to improve the performance of emergency functions and the provision of public safety services. Receive and investigate any complaints brought forth by the public against the conduct of the department of fire control or any of its members and submit a written report of its findings and recommendations to the fire chief for his disposition.
  • Public Works Commission
    • Advises, assists, and makes recommendations to the Mayor, the Maui County Council, and the Director of Public Works on matters regarding traffic safety, the naming of streets, parks and facilities, subdivision engineering standards and specifications, and outdoor lighting.
  • Real Property Tax Review Board
    • Hears all disputes between the director and any taxpayer in all cases in which appeals have been filed by a taxpayer. Holds public meetings not later than June 1st of each year and shall hear, as speedily as possible, all appeals presented for each year.
  • Salary Commission
    • Determines the compensation of elected officials, department heads and first deputies or first assistants of all County departments.
  • Solid Waste and Advisory Committee
    • The Solid Waste Advisory Committee's duties involve: Reviewing current operations and data to make specific recommendations for increasing efficiencies, diverting more tons, and limiting landfill risk. Building consensus among SWAC, staff, Maui policymakers, and State regulators to pursue one of a number of options that provide a healthy environment and service to the rate payer. Drafting a practical plan that is a blueprint for implementation.
  • South Maui Advisory Committee to the Maui Planning Commission
    • This committee advises the Maui Planning Commission on matters related to South Maui and carries out duties delegated to it by the Maui Planning Commission.
  • Urban Design Review Board
    • Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Maui County Urban Design Review Board. Advises the appropriate Planning Commission on matters within the jurisdiction of the various Planning Commissions and carries out duties as delegated to it by the Planning Commissions. Reviews and advises the Planning Department on design related matters involving projects within the County.
  • Volunteer Advisory Board
    • The Volunteer Center Advisory Board advises the Volunteer Center on different projects, assists with Volunteer events, activities, etc.
  • Wastewater Community Working Group
    • The Maui Wastewater Community Working Group (CWG) is working to provide enlightened, community-based recommendations to County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management and Division of Wastewater Reclamation. These recommendations will assist the County in making significant strides toward achieving Mayor Charmaine Tavares’ goal of 100 percent recycling of Maui’s wastewater.
  • Workforce Investment Board
    • Our vision is to have a globally competitive and skilled workforce, which promotes and nurtures a diverse and prosperous economy and preserves the special quality of life in the County of Maui. The County’s Office of Economic Development (OED) has been designated as the grant recipient for WIA funds and is responsible for monitoring and oversight of the implementation of the WIA programs with guidance from the Maui County WIB. OED also serves as the liaison between the Mayor and the Maui County WIB on matters concerning WIA. The Coordinator for OED represents the Mayor on the State’s Workforce Development Council (WDC).