Meeting Time: March 15, 2022 at 1:30pm HST
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APT-56 BILL 54 (2022) BILL 54 (2022), ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE (APT-56)

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    Guest User almost 2 years ago

    Bill 54

    My name is Sunny Savage, I live in Wailuku and work/raise kids/vote here. I urge the County Council to support Bill 54 to Establish Additional Qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of Agriculture. I support these additional qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of Agriculture because we need a Director and Deputy Director who have knowledge of Hawai’i and agriculture. In addition, we need funding behind the newly formed Department in order for it to succeed!
    Thanks so much, Sunny Savage

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    Lauren Nelson almost 2 years ago

    Aloha,
    My name is Lauren Nelson – I am a resident of Kula and a former farmer. I urge the County Council to support Bill 54 to Establish Additional Qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of Agriculture. These additional qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of Agriculture are so necessary for the success of the new DoA, to ensure the department's Director and Deputy Director have knowledge of Hawai’i and agriculture.

    Mahalo for all of your work to support food security and food producers in Maui County – we can't do this without you!
    With aloha,
    Lauren Nelson

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    Guest User almost 2 years ago

    Bill 54 Support

    I strongly support Bill 54, which would require reasonable qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture.
    Maui County needs qualified professionals with experience in the Hawaii agricultural sector to lead the Department. It is important to make sure that these positions are filled by professional candidates that know our County’s issues and have the experience and background to lead us to a more sustainable and food secure agricultural system. I respectfully ask that you pass Bill 54 and require these qualifications to ensure we have professional leaders in the Director and Deputy Director positions.

    Mahalo,
    Kaiea Medeiros

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    Guest User almost 2 years ago

    STRONG SUPPORT for Bill 54, ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS​ ​FOR THE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE​ ​(APT-56)

    Aloha members of the Agriculture and Public Trust Committee,

    My name is Lauren Loor and I am a resident of Kahului, Maui. I strongly support Bill 54, which would require reasonable qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture.

    Maui County needs qualified professionals with experience in the Hawaii agricultural sector to lead the Department. It is important to make sure that these positions are filled by professional and experienced candidates that know our County’s issues and have the experience and background to lead us to a more sustainable and food secure agricultural system. I respectfully ask that you pass Bill 54 and require these qualifications to ensure we have experienced leaders in the Director and Deputy Director positions.

    Mahalo,

    Lauren Loor
    Kahului, Maui

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    Guest User almost 2 years ago

    STRONG SUPPORT for Bill 54, ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS​ ​FOR THE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE​ ​(APT-56)

    Aloha,

    Please see the written testimony for tomorrowʻs APT committee meeting. It is below in this email and attached as a pdf.

    Mahalo!

    Best,
    Lauren Loor

    STRONG SUPPORT for Bill 54, ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE (APT-56)

    Aloha members of the Agriculture and Public Trust Committee ,
    My name is Lauren Loor and I am a resident of Kahului, Maui. I strongly support Bill 54, which would require reasonable qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture.
    Maui County needs qualified professionals with experience in the Hawaii agricultural sector to lead the Department. It is important to make sure that these positions are filled by professional and experienced candidates that know our County’s issues and have the experience and background to lead us to a more sustainable and food secure agricultural system. I respectfully ask that you pass Bill 54 and require these qualifications to ensure we have experienced leaders in the Director and Deputy Director positions.
    Mahalo,

    Lauren Loor
    Kahului, Maui

    Lauren Loor, MPH, INHC

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    Andrea Snow almost 2 years ago

    My name is Andrea Snow, I live and work on Maui. I urge the County Council to support Bill 54 to Establish Additional Qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of Agriculture. I personally strongly support Bill 54, which would require reasonable qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture. Having these specific qualifications help identify skilled, experienced candidates to run this new department, strengthen operations and will better serve the public and the County. I support these additional qualifications because we need highly capable executives running this new department. They must have the ability to think big picture, work collaboratively with experts in other fields like water conservation, feral animal control, etc., cooperate with community partners, learn and adapt, and who have knowledge of Mauiʻs environment and agriculture.

    Mahalo,

    Andrea Snow, MPH
    Pāʻia, Maui

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    Guest User almost 2 years ago

    STRONG SUPPORT for Bill 54, ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE (APT-56)

    I strongly support Bill 54, which would require reasonable qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture.
    Maui County needs qualified professionals with experience in the Hawaii agricultural sector to lead the Department. It is important to make sure that these positions are filled by professional candidates that know our County’s issues and have the experience and background to lead us to a more sustainable and food secure agricultural system. I respectfully ask that you pass Bill 54 and require these qualifications to ensure we have professional leaders in the Director and Deputy Director positions.
    Mahalo,

    Jeff Alexander
    Anuhea Hog Farm
    Pukalani, HI

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    Guest User almost 2 years ago

    Re: STRONG SUPPORT for Bill 54, ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
    FOR THE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE
    (APT-56)

    I strongly support Bill 54, which would require reasonable qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture.
    Maui County needs qualified professionals with experience in the Hawaii agricultural sector to lead the Department. It is important to make sure that these positions are filled by professional candidates that know our County’s issues and have the experience and background to lead us to a more sustainable and food secure agricultural system. I respectfully ask that you pass Bill 54 and require these qualifications to ensure we have professional leaders in the Director and Deputy Director positions.

    Mahalo,

    Theresa Thompson
    Thompson Ranch
    Makawao

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    Lehn Huff almost 2 years ago

    My name is Lehn Huff and I have worked in education as a teacher, administrator and school garden director for over 30 years here in maui county. I urge the County Council to support Bill 54 to Establish Additional Qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of Agriculture.  I support these additional qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of Agriculture because we need a Director and Deputy Director who have specific knowledge of Hawai’i's ‘āina culture including indigenous plants as well as sustainable agricultural practices including regenerative soils and water conservation. Mahalo Nui, Lehn Huff

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    Suzanne Fields almost 2 years ago

    My name is Suzanne Fields. I live in Haiku and am a home-based farmer, nonprofit volunteer, and supporter dedicated to ensuring that Maui fully supports sustainable agriculture. I urge the County Council to support Bill 54 to Establish Additional Qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of Agriculture. I support these additional qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of Agriculture because we need a Director and Deputy Director who have knowledge of Hawai’i and agriculture. As has been evident over the years, the State Department of Ag pays little attention to Maui County. We MUST have a Director and Deputy Director who KNOWS our community and our needs in the agriculture space.
    Best regards/Aloha
    Suzanne Fields

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    Guest User almost 2 years ago

    Aloha,
    My name is Lauren Marchand and my husband Michael and I co-own and operate Lapa'au Farm in Olinda, a 2 acre organic farm. I strongly support Bill 54, which would require reasonable qualifications for the Director and Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture.

    Maui County needs qualified professionals with experience in the Hawaii agricultural sector to lead the Department. It is important to make sure that these positions are filled by professional candidates that know our County’s issues and have the experience and background to lead us to a more sustainable and food secure agricultural system. I respectfully ask that you pass Bill 54 and require these qualifications to ensure we have professional leaders in the Director and Deputy Director positions.

    Mahalo,
    Lauren Marchand