Urgent Advisories & Town Meeting Schedule 2017

2018 WCA TOWN MEETING SCHEDULE: 5:15-7 p.m., First Thursdays - usually in Waimea School Cafeteria (unless notified):

* Special WCA Town Meeting - Mon., March 12, 2018 - 6-8 p.m. - Anna Ranch on Kawaihae Road. WCA facilitating for Mayor Harry Kim and County Finance Department to discuss their proposed 0.05% increase in the General Excise Tax. Please note time change from 5:15 to 6 p.m.

* Next Regular WCA Town Meeting - 5:15 p.m., Thurs., April 5, 2018 - Waimea School Cafeteria. Meeting will explore what it means to live on an "active volcano." Since 2015, Mauna Loa has been "restless" - it's not to panic about, an eruption is not imminent, but Mauna Loa is very different historically and geologically from Kilauea and our island's population has almost doubled since the last eruption of Mauna Loa in 1984. PS: Yes, we live on the slopes of Mauna Kea and the Kohala mountains, but a Mauna Loa eruption would have islandwide impacts and is something to be aware of.

NOTE: WCA will host two Primary Election Candidate Forums this year. Please save these dates:

Thurs., June 7, 2018 will be a Gubernatorial & LG Candidates Forum - 5 p.m., Waimea School Cafeteria.

Thurs., July 12, 2018 will be a "Speed Dating" Candidate Forum at 5 p.m. at HPA's Taylor Commons featuring candidates running for U.S. Congress District 2, State Senate, State House and Hawai'i County Council. Please mark your calendar and join us!

Hawai'i's Primary Election is Sat., Aug. 11, 2018. Most major races will be decided that day. New election laws permit individuals to walk in and register to vote up until Aug. 11.

Special Waimea Town Meeting Requested By Mayor Harry Kim To Dissect Possible General Excise Tax Increase

Waimea Community Association has agreed to hold a second town meeting during the month of March – from 6-8 p.m., Mon., March 12, 2018 at Anna Ranch on Kawaihae Road — at the request of Mayor Harry Kim to discuss a possible 0.5% increase in the General Excise Tax (GET). The meeting will be facilitated […]


Thurs., March 1, 2018 Town Meeting: ‘Blowing Clouds’ Panel Discussion & Update on Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death – 5:15 pm – Waimea School Cafeteria

Electronic Smoking Devices (ESDs) – or e-cigs – are not “new” but they’ve exploded on the scene in Waimea with now three operating vape shops including a “vaping lounge” near three schools. Also, some Waimea schools report a sharp increase in students bringing to campus vaping paraphernalia, which the State Department of Education considers “contraband” […]


Thursday, Feb. 1 Waimea Town Meeting To Focus On Medical Cannabis Business Here In Lalamilo Farmlots – All Invited

Medical cannabis has been legal in Hawai’i since 2000, but access to medical cannabis was challenging. Initially the Hawai’i law enabled patients and caregivers to legally grow their own plants within certain parameters. Then in 2015, the State Legislature passed, and the Governor signed into law Act 241, which became codified as Chapter 329D of […]


‘Local’ Issues Top Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 Waimea Town Meeting Agenda

At a time when “Think Global, Act Local” seems particularly meaningful, Waimea Community Association’s 5:30 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 4, 2018 Town Meeting will do just this – discuss issues and priorities facing the 2018 Hawai’i State Legislature that are particularly relevant to Waimea and Hawai’i Island. As always, the meeting will run from 5:15-7 p.m. […]


Sept. 7, 2017 Waimea Town Meeting: Exploring How Our Community Can Make A Difference For The Homeless

5:15 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 7, 2017 – Waimea School Cafeteria

A panel discussion discerning the range of issues around homelessness and houselessness with presenters deeply involved, experienced and committed to helping our community explore how we can make a difference.

Homelessness, houselessness, and individuals and families struggling on the edge are increasingly of […]


August 3, 2017 Waimea Town Meeting To Welcome Home Waimea Members of the Hokule’a Worldwide Voyage!

Mahalo to Waimea’s own Hokule’a crew members for a most memorable presentation! You make us soooooo proud!

(L-R) Captain Pomaikalani Bertelmann and Navigator Ka’iulani Murphy — both of Waimea — brought home the Hokule’a on its final leg of the worldwide voyage. Capt. Pomai along with PWO Navigator Chadd Paishon and other Waimea crew […]


Special Waimea Town Meeting: Tuesday, July 11 To Discuss North Hawaii Community Hospital

The affiliation of North Hawaii Community Hospital and The Queen’s Health Systems, as well as quality of care, available services, finances, and community expectations, will be the focus of a special Waimea Community Association Town Meeting at 5:15 p.m., Tues., July 11, 2017, in Waimea School Cafeteria. The entire community is invited. Leading the discussion […]


Pohakuloa Training Area Update Tops Waimea Town Meeting Agenda Thurs., July 6, 2017

June 28, 2017 Pohakuloa Training Area Groundbreaking – Courtesy of US Army.

5:15-7 p.m., Thurs., July 6, 2017. Waimea School Cafeteria. This month’s meeting will feature an update on Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) by Cmdr Christopher Marquez to include current training activities at PTA, the recently started $26 million construction of septic and storm […]



Thursday, June 1, 2017 – 5:15-7 p.m. – Waimea School Cafeteria


Three high impact issues on quality of life in North Hawai’i will share the spotlight during Waimea Community Association’s Town Meeting this Thursday in Waimea School cafeteria.

Scope of the meeting will range from the latest scientific findings and concerns regarding Rapid ‘Ohi’a […]


Our Island’s Kupuna ‘Safety Net’ & Parker Ranch Waimea Town Center EA Promise Far-Reaching WCA Town Meeting Thurs., May 4, 2017

Mahalo to all who came to the May 4, 2017 WCA Town Meeting! Here is the handout provided to attendees by Parker Ranch. PR Letter to WCA 20170504

How a community treats its kupuna (seniors) and its keiki (children) says a great deal about its values, and Waimea Community Association’s 5:15 p.m., Thurs., May 4, […]