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Lau announces candidacy for Mayor of Hawaii County

Hawaii County Managing Director Wally Lau Thursday (Jan 28) resigned his position and announced he is running for mayor of Hawaii County. Lau has helped manage the daily operations of the Hawaii County administration for the past seven years, as deputy managing director and managing director. His next step forward in a career of caring […]

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Mayor Kenoi submits operating budget to the Hawaii County Council

This FY 2014-2015 budget is $9,403,477 or 2.3 percent larger than the budget in effect when this administration took office in 2008. During the past five years of budget challenges caused by the national and international recession, we have continued to invest in county infrastructure while restricting spending and coping with increased health care and […]

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Mayor Billy Kenoi presented the 2012-2013 budget to the Hawaii County Council. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii

Mayor Kenoi testifies at the legislature in Honolulu Tuesday (Jan 15)

“This is my fifth message to the Senate Ways and Means and House Finance Committees, and we are encouraged by signs of a gradual economic recovery at the state level, including recent increases in visitor arrivals and visitor spending. Most importantly, we are relieved to see the recent declines in unemployment statewide. We all understand […]

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Hawaii County Mayoral Forum at UH-Hilo

Hawaii County Mayoral Forum at the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s media symposium.

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Mayor Kenoi presents 2012–2013 budget to the Hawaii County Council

According to the mayor the $365 million FY 2012-2013 budget is $37,911,650 or 9.4 percent less than the budget in effect when the administration took office in 2008.

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Mayor’s talk-story session in Pahoa heats up with geothermal talk

Mayor Billy Kenoi held a talk-story session in Pahoa Monday with an overflowing room getting raucous at times as the conversation kept gravitating to geothermal development in Puna. Video from the session.

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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.

Mayor Kenoi talk-story sessions around the Big Island in March

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 […]

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Hawaii County and Mayor’s websites made accessible for people with disabilities

HawaiiCounty.gov and HawaiiCountyMayor.com have been updated with accessibility in mind, enabling those who use assistive technology to more easily browse the web to access information and news about County departments and programs.

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Yagong announces mayoral candidacy

Surrounded by his family in their Honokaa home County Council Chairman Dominic Yagong announces the start of his campaign to become Hawaii County mayor

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Mayor Kenoi has also been interviewed by various local and international media outlets, including the Guangzhou Daily News, which featured the mayor on the front page of the Thursday edition of this large southern Chinese newspaper.

Mayor Kenoi touts Big Island at APEC summit in Honolulu

Mayor Kenoi has also been interviewed by various local and international media outlets, including the Guangzhou Daily News, which featured the mayor on the front page of the Thursday edition of this large southern Chinese newspaper.

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Our Island, Our Families, Our Health Mayor’s 2011 Health Fest event in Kailua-Kona Saturday (Aug 13).

Keeping it healthy in Kona Saturday (Aug 13)

Our Island, Our Families, Our Health Mayor’s 2011 Health Fest event in Kailua-Kona Saturday (Aug 13).

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Our Island, Our Families, Our Health event in Hilo

Mayor’s 2011 Health Fest in Hilo Saturday (Aug 6)

Our Island, Our Families, Our Health event in Hilo

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Former Hawaii County Mayor Herbert Tatsuo Matayoshi, 82 passed away on July 11, 2011 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born on November 21, 1928 in Hilo, Hawaii. He was first elected as a supervisor to the County of Hawaii in 1962, and continued as a county councilman from 1968 until he was elected as Mayor. He was the Mayor of Hawaii County from 1974 through 1984.

Former Mayor Herbert Matayoshi passes away Monday (July 11)

Former Hawaii County Mayor Herbert Tatsuo Matayoshi, 82 passed away on July 11, 2011 at Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born on November 21, 1928 in Hilo, Hawaii. He was first elected as a supervisor to the County of Hawaii in 1962, and continued as a county councilman from 1968 until he was elected […]

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Council calls special meeting (June 24); needs majority six votes to over-ride mayor's veto

Hawaii County budget tug-of-war continues

Council calls special meeting (June 24); needs majority six votes to over-ride mayor’s veto

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