Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed bank vice president Gabriel Lee and non-profit administrator Laurie Tochiki to the University of Hawaiʻi System’s Board of Regents. Lee is currently the executive vice president of commercial markets at American Savings Bank. He was previously the vice president and commercial banking officer at First Hawaiian Bank, and ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige appoints two new members to UH Board of Regents

Link to appointee photos HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige reappointed two members and appointed three new members to the State of Hawaiʻi Board of Education. The appointments are subject to approval by the Senate. “The highly skilled people I’ve selected to be on the Board of Education bring a range of experiences that will contribute ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige appoints five to the Board of Education

  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 28, 2022 WHAT:       Proclamation ceremony and launch celebration for the 175th anniversary of Washington Place, a National Historic Landmark. The public is invited to attend virtually via: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge/ https://www.facebook.com/FirstLadyofHawaii/ WHO:         Governor David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige Na Kūpuna Ensemble, Department of ...
Read More Office of the Governor Media Advisory: Proclamation ceremony and launch celebration for the 175th anniversary of Washington Place

HONOLULU — At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai’i until ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Gov. Ige orders flags to fly at half-staff in honor of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

“Madeleine Albright’s story is an inspiration to many in Hawaiʻi – she was a refugee and immigrant who believed in the ideals of our nation and dedicated her life to upholding them. Her leadership as the nation’s top diplomat and first female Secretary of State changed the course of world history. During her years of ...
Read More Office of the Governor: Statement by Governor David Ige on the passing of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Chad Keone Farias to serve as executive director of the School Facilities Authority, which is charged with the development, planning, and construction of public school capital improvement projects.   Farias joined the Authority last year and is currently the complex area superintendent for Ka‘ū-Kea‘au-Pāhoa. He has worked for ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige appoints Chad Keone Farias to head School Facilities Authority

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Luella Costales to the state House of Representatives, District 39. Costales fills the vacancy left by former Rep. Ty Cullen, who resigned on Feb. 8, 2022. District 39 covers Royal Kunia, Village Park, Waipahu, Makakilo, and West Loch. Costales currently serves as a community and resource manager for ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige appoints long-time community leader to fill Ty Cullen’s seat in State House

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has issued a second emergency proclamation related to the Jan. 4 landslide in Waimea, Kauaʻi that blocked Menehune Road, and isolated at least 24 families who live in the area. The landslide cut off critical communications infrastructure and damaged the historic Swinging Bridge. The emergency proclamation gives the governor the ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige issues second emergency proclamation after Kauaʻi landslide

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today the statewide indoor mask requirement will end when the current emergency proclamation related to COVID-19 expires at 11:59 p.m., Mar. 25. “Together, we have reduced COVID-19 in Hawai‘i to the point where most of us will be safe without masks indoors,” said Gov. Ige. “Right now, hospitalizations are ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige announces target date to end mask requirement

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that the state is ending the travel quarantine and the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi program after the current emergency period ends on Mar. 25. Beginning at 12:01 am, Mar. 26, passengers arriving from domestic points of origin will not have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a pre-travel ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige announces end to travel quarantine, Safe Travels Hawaiʻi in late March