01/27/14 – Reminder: Nominations Sought For member Of State Commission On Water Resource Management

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in Commission On Water Resource Management, News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release January 27, 2014

REMINDER: NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR MEMBER OF
STATE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Applications should be postmarked no later than Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

HONOLULU – The nominating committee for the state Commission on Water Resource Management (Water Commission) is still accepting applications for one (1) position on the commission, starting July 1, 2014. The nominating committee will review the applications and send the names of not less than three qualified individuals to the Governor, who will nominate one person for the vacant position. Appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

The Water Commission is composed of seven members. The commission has jurisdiction and final authority on matters relating to the State Water Code (Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 174C). The Governor appoints 5 members. The chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources and the director of the Department of Health are voting ex-official members.

State law requires that each member have “substantial experience in the area of water resource management.” Commission members serve without pay except for reimbursement for expenses. Each serves a four-year term.

Applications and resumes may be sent to:
Nominating Committee
Commission on Water Resource Management
1151 Punchbowl St., Room 227
Honolulu, HI 96813

Applications should be postmarked no later than Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

To apply online, visit the State of Hawaii Boards and Commissions website at http://boards.hawaii.gov/apply/apply-for-a-board/. More information can also be found on the commission’s website at http://state.hi.us/dlnr/cwrm/aboutus_commission.htm.

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