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.
Power, Duties, & Functions
- Appoint the director.
- Review preliminary assessments, studies, and environmental reports prepared by or for the water authorities.
- Review and approve a long-range watershed management plan, review the plan annually, and provide a written evaluation of each plan goal and implementation status to the director, mayor, and council.
- Review and approve watershed related programs and priorities.
- Review and approve the request to the mayor for an annual appropriation for the regional operations and capital improvements.
- Provide an annual evaluation of the regional director to the mayor and the council.
- Provide written comments on the regional long-term capital improvement plan, annual maintenance plan, annual report, and annual operating budget, including recommendations on water rates and the federal, state, and private funding plan.
- Hold at least two public community meetings a year in the region, which may be conducted as virtual meetings if necessary.
Agendas, Minutes & Documents
Note:*Meeting Documents are posted as they become available.
- Kyle Nakanelua (Ke’anae) 03/31/2025
- Jonathan Scheuer (HHC/DHHL) 03/31/2025
- Veralyn “Sissy” Latham (Nāhikū) 03/31/2026
- Norman “Bush” Martin, Jr. (Ke’anae) 03/31/2026
- Lurlyn Scott (Huelo-Ha‘ikū) 03/31/2026
- Moses Kahiamoe, Jr. (Huelo) 03/31/2027
- Francis Quitazol (Kula) 03/31/2027
- Janet Rido (Honomanu) 03/31/2027
- Alan Arakawa Kahului 03/31/2028
- Moses Bergau, Jr. (Nāhikū) 03/31/2028
- Harry Hueu, Jr (Honomanu) 03/31/2028
The Board consists of eleven members with a minimum of two members each from Nāhiku, Ke'anae, Honomanū, and Huelo license areas and must have experience in water resource management and watershed restoration in the applicable watershed and reside in the applicable community plan area. The three remaining members are appointed by the council based on the following requirements: one member with experience in water resource management who is actively engaged in ranching, farming, aquaculture, or loko i‘a in the area where water service is provided; one member with experience in water resource management who resides full-time in the area where water service is provided; and one member who is a representative of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, and is recommended by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
Of these eleven members, seven are appointed by the council, and four are appointed by the mayor.
The Director of the Department of Finance, the Director of the Department of Water Supply, the Councilmember holding the residency area seat for the applicable watershed area (Hana), and the Chair of the council committee with jurisdiction over water issues (WASSP) are non-voting, ex-officio members of the East Maui Regional Community Board.
- Annual Evaluations & Reports