TOGETHER WE'RE BUILDING A
SUSTAINABLE HAWAIʻI ISLAND
It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve as the Mayor of our Hawaiʻi County.
Over the past three years, our team has worked tirelessly toward building a better future for all of us. I am deeply proud of the progress that we have made together, and I know we are poised to accomplish even more in the years ahead.
Thus far, our administration has focused on tackling our community's many challenges, from improving our infrastructure and transportation networks to addressing housing shortages and investing in a renewable energy economy.
Our commitment to transparency and accountability has guided our every action, and we will never stop putting the needs of our community first.
With your help, we can and will continue to forge a sustainable Hawaiʻi Island where our keiki can raise their keiki for generations.
Mahalo for your continued trust and support of our administration as we continue to do all we can to serve the vast and vibrant communities of our island home.
JUST LOOK AT SOME WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED
When COVID-19 threatened small businesses nationwide, we partnered with local credit unions to distribute $22 million in emergency CARES funds to help businesses to keep their doors open and lights on.
When there were just over 1,000 affordable housing units in the County pipeline, we worked with developers, non-profit organizations and other community partners to add 5,676 units to the housing pipeline.
When there was only $450,000 budgeted to maintain 300+ Parks facilities, we worked with our Finance Department to allocate $4.2 million to ensure that our parks are preserved for generations to come.
When housing insecurity was at an all-time high, we worked to distribute over $23 million to help more than 7,800 Hawai‘i Island children and adults prevent eviction, utility shutoffs, and homelessness.
When years of neglect led the Hilo Waste Water Treatment Plant to the brink of an environmental catastrophe, we doubled down and are preparing to invest $200 million in its renovations and repairs.
When public transportation became a necessity for our working class, we expanded our routes, secured a $25 million grant for new transit hubs in Kona and Pāhoa, and made service FREE for all our residents.
HELP US FINISH THE JOB
WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
Every act of support, whether through your time or financial contributions, helps us take another step toward a better future. By volunteering your time, skills, or resources, you become an essential part of the movement to create a Hawaii Island that thrives for generations to come.
Your support and dedication empower us to continue the important work of protecting our environment, nurturing our local businesses, and strengthening our communities. Your actions have a tangible impact on the lives of your neighbors and the beauty of our island home.