Kauai News

State Seeks Kauaʻi Nominations for BLNR

Posted December 1, 2021, 1:52 PM HST

The state is seeking a person from Kauaʻi to serve on the Board of Land and Natural Resources.

The Kauaʻi County seat, currently occupied by Tommy Oi for eight consecutive years, will be vacant April 25, 2022. Applicants and nominees must be residents of Kauaʻi County.

BLNR members are nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of the state Senate, appointed by the governor for a term of four years. The board reviews and takes action on departmental submittals, including land leases and conservation district use applications, during its two meetings each month, or more when necessary, on Oʻahu.

Applicants should have balanced and inclusive perspectives and be committed to the conservation, protection and sustainable use of the state’s natural and cultural resources. A background in conservation and natural resources and/or real property law and land transactions is particularly helpful.

This is a volunteer position. Nominees are required to provide financial disclosure information prior to their appointment to the board.

For more information about the responsibilities of a BLNR member, refer to Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 171-4. For more information or to submit nominations, click here. Those interested in applying can do so by clicking here.