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WHHA and Papakolea Community Association Leadership Meets with DHHL Leadership
Monday, 05 March 2012

Waimanalo, Hawaii

The Waimanalo Hawaiian Homes Association (WHHA) and Papakolea Community Association (PCA) leadership will be meeting with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) leadership to discuss the concerns and issues facing the Hawaiian homestead communities.  "This will give an opportunity for us to discuss the needs of Waimanalo and others with DHHL," added WHHA President Kamakana Aquino.

This meeting will provide an opportunity for both WHHA and Papakolea Hawaiian homestead leadership to address concerns with the DHHL leadership which they currently face and those which concerns the needs of the community.

The meeting is by invitation only and will allow WHHA leadership the chance to share their concerns and mana'o to strengthen the community and further protect the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920. 

 

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DHHL Jobie Masagatani - Bill Aila as DHHL Deputy Confirmed by State Senate
Saturday, 21 February 2009
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Waimanalo, Hawaii.
 
Despite the challenges and concerns, Jobie and Bill were both confirmed as the DHHL Director and Deputy Director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lnads (DHHL) to serve under Governor David Igo administration for the next four years.
 
The recent DHHL Community meeting was held on Monday, March 16th at the Waimanalo Hawaiian Homes Association - Ka Ho'oilina na Kuhio Community Center amidst a strong gathering of Hawaiian homesteaders.  Included were some waiting list applicants who had voiced their opinions and observations concerning the operations of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL).  
 
Bill Aila and Jobie Masagatani met individually with each of the concerned applicants after the major portions of the meeting were completed.
 
WHHA President Kamakana Aquino provided an over of the Associations work during the past and the exciting news of the nearly completed CTEEC build which will be dedicated in a ceremony on Monday, March 23, 2015.
 
Prior to the community-wide meeting, dinner was prepared and served by WHHA.
 
Below are previous press releases with the announcement by Gov. Ige of his choice to lead DHHL. 
 
GOVERNOR IGE APPOINTS DCCA, DOA, DHHL LEADERSHIP
Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Latest NewsNewsroomPress Releases

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of five members of his Cabinet.

“All of these appointees display a leadership style that will move Hawaii forward for the benefit of the public interest,” said Gov. Ige. “There is hard work to be done and together we will address the issues facing our state in a direct and forthright manner.”

 Jobie Masagatani will be retained as chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). Masagatani previously served as deputy director at DHHL from 1995 to 2002 and as director since 2012. Additionally, Masagatani was the special assistant to the CEO of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), an assistant to the president and CEO of The Queen’s Health Systems, where she focused on Native Hawaiian health, and a land investment analyst for Kamehameha Schools.

Serving as deputy to Masagatani will be William Aila Jr. The former chair of the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) and head of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) planned and directed the various activities of the department encompassing public lands of the State; water resources and minerals thereon; forest, fish and game resources of the State; and management of the forest reserve, state parks, small boat harbors, and historic sites. Aila was integral to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) decision to hold its 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawaii.

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