For immediate release: March 12, 2021
Press Release by:
Michael J. Molina, Chair
Government Relations, Ethics, and Transparency Committee
LAHAINA, Hawaii—The Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee has extended the application deadline to Monday at noon for the West Maui seat on the new Commission on Healing Solutions for Homelessness, Chair Mike Molina announced today.
The commission was created last year by Ordinance 5117. Molina said his committee is encouraging members of the West Maui community who are actively working on or advocating for issues related to homelessness to consider applying for the new commission.
“We are delighted to have received interest from ideal candidates from all over Maui County, but the West Maui seat is still open,” Molina said. “Applicants who participate in the fight against homelessness and are dedicated to working collaboratively to seek solutions for Maui County are encouraged to apply.”
When it begins its advisory work next month, the commission will have 11 members, two appointed by the mayor and nine by the council—one from each councilmember residency area.
Molina said potential applicants should review membership criteria and download the application form at mauicounty.us/great/.
Applications can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing GREAT-15. Applications can also be mailed, faxed or dropped off in a drop box located outside the main entrance to the Kalana O Maui Building or submitted to the council’s district office in Hana, Lahaina, Lanai City and Kaunakakai.
Councilmembers will be given access to all applications received by the new deadline. Page 1 of each application will be made available to the public.
For more information on applying for a volunteer position with the Commission on Healing Solutions for Homelessness, please contact committee staff at (808) 270-7134 or (808) 270-8039.