3 nominees on short list to fill OHA Board of Trustees vacancy
Three nominees are on the short list to fill the Hawaiʻi Island vacancy on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.
The list includes Maunakea educator and activist Lanakila Mangauil, county housing specialist Kaloa Robinson, and Native Hawaiian attorney and former OHA trustee Mililani Trask.
The Hawaiʻi Island seat was vacated earlier this month by former OHA trustee Keola Lindsey, who was elected to the board in 2020. His term was set to expire in 2024.
OHA Trustees have set aside a full day for public testimony Wednesday, Feb. 23 followed by candidate presentations and decision making on Thursday.
The new Hawaiʻi Island Trustee must be approved by six of the eight remaining trustees. The prevailing candidate will serve as Interim OHA Trustee for Hawaiʻi Island until the Nov. 8 elections.