HHC West Hawai’i Nominee David Kaapu

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Community News, Hawaiian Homes Commission, Public Information

Hawaii State SealSTATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS
P. O. BOX 1879
HONOLULU, HAWAII  96805

TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT

JOBIE M. K. MASAGATANI, CHAIRMAN
HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION
BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS ON

GM 700
for consideration and confirmation to the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Gubernatorial Nominee, DAVID KAAPU,
for a term to expire 6-30-2017.

April 15, 2014

Aloha Chair Shimabukuro, Vice-Chair Hee, and Members of the Committee:

Thank you for the opportunity to testify in support of the nomination of Mr. David Kaapu to serve on the Hawaiian Homes Commission.  He brings expertise and experience in law, community leadership, anthropology and archaeology, finance, agriculture, and renewable energy development to the Hawaiian Homes Commission.  We are confident that Mr. Kaapu will contribute to thoughtful consideration and sound decision-making by the commission.

Mr. Kaapu is well established in West Hawaii and is a pillar in his community.  He has direct connections with our beneficiaries and insights into our communities that are invaluable to the Hawaiian Homes Commission.  Mr. Kaapu’s legal experience and service on several community boards including the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation West Hawaii Regional Board, the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii, Friends of NELHA, and the Hawaii Community Foundations West Hawaii Advisory Board, will be valuable to the commission.

Mr. Kaapu is a well-respected member of the community and is clearly qualified to serve on the Hawaiian Homes Commission.  We respectfully request your favorable consideration, and urge this committee to advise and consent to this nomination.

David Kaapu and Jobie Masagatani

David Kaapu with Chair Jobie Masagatani following his confirmation hearing before the Hawaiian Affairs Committee.