Press Releases

HONOLULU – The Office of the Governor is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for induction into the Aloha Order of Merit through Monday, March 25, 2019. The Aloha Order of Merit was established by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature in 1993 to honor individuals who have distinguished themselves nationally or internationally in their fields ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Submit nominations for the Aloha Order of Merit; Deadline March 25, 2019

Link to resumes and photos here. HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Randall Tanaka to serve as deputy director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and Mary Alice Evans to lead the state’s Office of Planning. Tanaka served as president and executive director of the 2016 World Conservation Congress that ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige appoints APEC, World Conservation Congress executive as DBEDT deputy director

Link to video here Link to interviews here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige kicked off School Breakfast Month by having breakfast with students at Fern Elementary School. The governor, Mrs. Ige and students enjoyed a hearty kalo (or taro) breakfast bowl with yogurt, granola and pineapple. Gov. Ige also signed ...
Read More Gov. Ige, first lady kick-off School Breakfast Month at Fern Elementary School

MEDIA ADVISORY February 28, 2019   WHAT:                      Gov. David Ige and First lady Dawn Amano-Ige will have breakfast with students at Fern Elementary School to mark School Breakfast Month. Breakfast will be followed by a short program/proclamation ceremony.   WHO:                         Governor David Ige                                     First lady Dawn Amano-Ige Fern Elementary School Principal Glen Miyasato, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Media Advisory – School Breakfast Month kick-off at Fern Elementary School

HONOLULU – On behalf of Gov. David Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green issued a supplemental emergency proclamation declaring not only the Pali Highway a disaster area, but also part of Maui County. Honoapi‘ilani Highway, Route 30 in Maui suffered extensive damage because of recent heavy rains. The Pali Highway suffered several landslides and was declared ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – State’s disaster declaration now extended to Maui County

HONOLULU – Lt. Gov. Josh Green, acting on behalf of Gov. David Ige, today issued an emergency proclamation that provides relief for disaster damage and losses in the wake of the Pali Highway landslides. The proclamation authorizes the expenditure of state monies as appropriated for the quick and efficient relief of extensive damage to the ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Pali Highway declared a disaster area following landslides

HONOLULU – The White House has announced that Gov. David Y. Ige has been appointed co-chair of the Council of Governors. The Council of Governors (Council) was created by the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 and formally established by President Obama’s Executive Order 13528, issued on January 11, 2010. It serves as a ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige appointed to co-chair Council of Governors

HONOLULU — Gov. David Y. Ige and the nation’s governors will join leaders from the business industry, the non-profit sector and global governments for this week’s National Governors Association’s 111th annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. The governors will lead and participate in discussions on topics such as education reform, entrepreneurship, child welfare and resiliency ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige travels to Washington, D.C. for National Governors Association conference

HONOLULU — Gov. David Y. Ige today announced the state’s participation in the Girls Go CyberStart Initiative, which encourages young women to explore the cybersecurity and computer science fields. The initiative gives girls, grades 9-12, the opportunity to solve challenges presented in the 2019 Girls Go CyberStart program, sponsored by the SANS Institute and the ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Hawaiʻi joins partnership to encourage young women to explore careers in cybersecurity

Link to photo and resume here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Leo R. Asuncion, Jr. to the Public Utilities Commission. Asuncion currently serves as planning program administrator for the state’s Office of Planning, overseeing the overall management, administration and operations of the Planning Division. He also served as director and interim director of ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor appoints Leo Asuncion, Jr. to PUC

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