Member James A. Gomes


James A. Gomes
Term: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2017

Member James A. Gomes was born and raised on Maui, graduated from the old Maui High School, and attended Maui Community College. Member Gomes lives in Keokea, Maui, or better known as Kula, Maui.

Member Gomes is currently the Operations Manager of Ulupalakua Ranch Inc. He is a cattle rancher, and also raises sheep, goats and elk. The ranch has been in the farming and ranching business since 1856. Member Gomes is a steward of the land, which he helps to grow grass and to raise animals. He manages 18,000 fee simple acres and leases land from the State. Ulupalakua Ranch also has wind turbines as an alternative energy in Auwahi near Kahikinui’s Hawaiian Homestead Land.

Below is a list of organizations and commissions that Member Gomes has served on or is currently serving on until his expired term:

  •   Maui County Liquor Commission 2000-2005 and 2007-2013, served as commissioner and elected as Chair and Vice Chair

  •   Wailuku Mill Yard Association Board of Directors

  •   Mayor Apana Advisory Upcountry Board

  •   Maui Cattlemen’s Association past President and Board of Director

  •   Central Maui Soil Water Conservation Board

  •   Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council Director

  •   Committee for the Paniolo Hall of Fame State Wide

  •   Ulupalakua Rodeo Club past President

  •   Maui Farm Bureau Member

    “I am very humbled to be nominated to the BLNR and look forward to protect our natural resources and find a balance for all of our people in the State of Hawaii. What we implement can affect future generations to come. Malama Pono the Aina. A Hui Hou” James “Jimmy” A. Gomes