State Invites Input at Statewide Information Sharing Sessions for the Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan Update August 19-22 and 26-29, 2019

Posted on Aug 6, 2019 in News

Office of Planning
For Immediate Release: August 6, 2019

HONOLULU—The State of Hawaii Office of Planning (OP) Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program is pleased to announce a series of statewide Information Sharing Sessions to inform the update of the Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan (ORMP). The Plan is based on the connections between land and sea and the balance between human activities and a healthy environment. The public is invited to learn about the Plan and contribute to its update process.

The meetings will provide opportunities for attendees to share their perspectives on coastal issues, both local and statewide. Following the statewide Information Sharing Sessions, public input will be shared with federal, state, and county stakeholders for collaborative work on selected focus areas. All meetings will present the same information and planning participation opportunities.

The Information Sharing Sessions will be held on the following dates:
(*Please note meeting times vary by location):

East Oahu (Honolulu): Monday, August 19, 5:30-7:30 pm
Washington Middle School Cafeteria, 1633 S King St, Honolulu

West Oahu (Kapolei): Tuesday, August 20, 5:30-7:30 pm
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Hale Ponoi,
91-5420 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei

Central Maui (Kahului): Wednesday, August 21, 5:30-7:30 pm
Kahului Community Center, 275 Uhu St, Kahului

Lanai (Lanai City): Thursday, August 22, 5:30-7:30 pm
International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU),
840 Ilima Ave, Lanai City

Molokai (Kaunakakai): Monday, August 26, 5:30-7:30 pm
Mitchell Pauole Community Center Main Hall, 90 Ainoa St, Kaunakakai

Kauai (Lihue): Tuesday, August 27, 5:00-7:00 pm
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall Exhibit Hall A, 4191 Hardy St, Lihue

Hawaii Island (Kailua-Kona): Wednesday, August 28, 5:30-7:30 pm
Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park (HOST Park) Hale Iako Building
73-970 Makako Bay Drive, Kailua-Kona

Hawaii Island (Hilo): Thursday, August 29, 4:30-6:30 pm
Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi St #5, Hilo

Public involvement will help to keep the Ocean Resources Management Plan priorities timely and relevant. If you cannot participate in-person but would like to contribute to the plan update, please visit for more information, an on-line survey, and comment opportunities.

Input from the Information Sharing Sessions will also be used to inform a portion of the Hawaii CZM Program’s Section 309 Assessment and Strategy for FY 2021-2025.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Melanie Lander, Office of Planning, at 808-587-2877, allowing one week for accommodations. The State Office of Planning thanks all attendees and on-line participants for their time and manao.

About the State Office of Planning
The Office of Planning is a state agency, attached to the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), that gathers, analyzes and provides information to the governor to assist in the overall analysis and formulation of state policies and strategies. Its purpose is to: (1) provide central direction and cohesion in the allocation of resources and effectuation of state activities and programs; and (2) effectively address current or emerging issues and opportunities. The office works closely with local, state and federal government agencies; the University of Hawaii; and various community stakeholders to achieve these objectives.

About the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program
The CZM Program is a division within the Hawaii Office of Planning. The CZM Program was established to “provide for the effective management, beneficial use, protection, and development of the coastal zone.”  See L. 1977, c 188, § 1. For more information, visit

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Melanie Lander
Office of Planning
Phone: (808) 587-2877

Charlene Chan
Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Phone: (808) 587-9006