GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Office of the Governor searching for qualified applicants for boards, commissions across the state

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Office of the Governor is looking for qualified and dedicated volunteers to fill vacancies on boards, commissions and committees across the state.

The governor makes appointments and nominations to more than 185 boards and commissions established by the State of Hawai‘i Constitution, state statutes and executive orders. Boards and commissions provide Hawai‘i’s citizens with an opportunity to have a voice in their government and to influence decisions that shape the quality of life for Hawai‘i’s residents.

Vacancies must be filled on a wide range of boards, commissions and committees including: the Board of Health; State Board of Nursing; Board of Veterinary Examiners; Board of Taxation Review; Real Estate Commission; Board of Electricians and Plumbers; Board of Certification of Operating Personnel in Wastewater Treatment Plants; Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Landscape Architects. For a complete list of vacancies and information on boards, commissions and committees across the state, please go to

If you are interested in a seat on a board, commission or committee and helping to continue Hawai‘i’s momentum toward a strong and sustainable future, please apply online at Volunteers may serve on one board, commission or committee at a time.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Ibarra, director of Boards and Commissions at


Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929


Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974