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Ige Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former Mayor Anderson

Posted November 30, 2021, 5:00 PM HST ·Updated November 30, 3:23 PM

As a mark of respect for the late former Mayor Eileen R. Anderson, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawai´i National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.

Anderson was the first woman to serve as mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. She held the office from 1981 to 1985. Anderson was also the first woman to serve as director of the state’s Department of Budget and Finance under Gov. George Ariyoshi.

“Former Mayor Anderson was a trailblazer who was an inspiration to girls and young women who aspire to enter the political arena or become leaders in their chosen fields. Dawn and I express our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones,” Gov. Ige said.

Anderson died on Nov. 3, 2022, at the age of 93.