NOMINATIONS FOR A COMMISSION MEMBER TO THE
STATE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Nominating Committee for the State Commission on Water Resource Management (“Commission”) is accepting applications for one (1) position on the Commission which is anticipated to become available after the term expires on June 30, 2023. The new term for the Commissioner will begin upon the vacancy and run for four (4) years, expiring on June 30, 2027. The Nominating Committee will review the applications and interview applicants to nominate a list of at least three (3) individuals deemed qualified according to Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) § 174C-7(b), for the vacant position to send to the Governor for consideration. The person selected for appointment by the Governor is subject to confirmation by the State Senate.
The Commission has exclusive jurisdiction and final authority over matters relating to the implementation and administration of the State Water Code (HRS Chapter 174C), except as otherwise provided in the chapter. The Governor appoints five (5) of the seven (7) members to the Commission under the process indicated in HRS § 174C-7. The two (2) remaining commissioners are ex-officio voting members – the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources who serves as the Chairperson of the Commission and the Director of the Department of Health, also appointed by the Governor, or the Director’s designee.
State law requires that each member selected by the Nominating Committee have “substantial experience in the area of water resource management”. HRS § 174C-7(b).
Commission members serve a four-year term without pay, although certain expenses necessary for the performance of their duties, such as travel, are reimbursed.
Applications and resumes should be postmarked no later than February 24, 2023, and may be mailed to:
Commission on Water Resource Management
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 227
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
To apply online, visit http://boards.hawaii.gov/apply/apply-for-a-board/ and under agency, select “Department of Land & Natural Resources”, and then “Commission on Water Resource Management”.
For more information, please visit the Commission’s website,
COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
/s/ M. Kaleo Manuel
M. Kaleo Manuel, Deputy Director
Dated: January 31, 2023