Hawaii Mayor Launches 2012 Community Talk Story Series Beginning in March

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Mayor Billie Kenoi

In an effort to bring government to the people, Mayor Kenoi and the directors of County departments will be all over the island for Community Talk Story events scheduled throughout the month of March. These events, hosted by groups in the area, are an opportunity for residents to meet and talk with County leadership about projects and issues important to their communities. Over 40 Talk Stories have been held since 2009.

These March Talk Story events are just the first in this year’s series. More events in more communities are being planned, and those dates will be announced as they are finalized.


Meeting places are accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to particiapate in these events should contact Lisa at 961-8211 as soon as possible but not later than five days before the event. For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 961-8211.


Thursday, March 8 – Honoka‘a

North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center

45-539 Plumeria St. in Honoka‘a

Hosted by the Hāmākua Farm Bureau


Monday, March 12 – Pāhoa

Pāhoa Neighborhood Facility

15-2910 Kauhale Road in Pāhoa Town

Hosted by the ‘Āinaloa and Nānāwale Community Associations & Maku’u Farmers Market


Thursday, March 15 – Waikoloa

Waikoloa Village Association Community Room

68-1792 Melia St. in Waikoloa Village

Hosted by the Waikoloa Village Association


Monday, March 19 – Ka’ū

Nā’ālehu Elementary School

95-5545 Māmalahoa Highway

Hosted by the Ka‘ū Rural Health Community Association & Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka‘ū


Friday, March 30 – Waimea

Kahilu Town Hall

Behind the Parker Ranch Center

Hosted by Hale O Nā Ali‘i, Waimea Chapter & Waimea Community Association


Submitted by T. Ilihia Gionson, Special Assistant to Mayor Billy Kenoi, County of Hawai’i