Urgent Advisories & Town Meeting Schedule 2019

5:15 – 7 p.m. – Waimea School Cafeteria
Always First Thursdays

September 5
October 3
November 7
No December Meeting

There is no charge to attend WCA Town Meetings and everyone is welcome. However, membership is encouraged and supports our not-for-profits’ modest operating expenses. (We are all volunteers so overhead is extremely low.)

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WCA’s Sept. 6, 2018 Town Meeting To Provide ‘Catch-Up” News That Impacts The Entire Community – Please join us!

Waimea Community Associationʻs Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 Town Meeting at 5:15 p.m. in Waimea School cafeteria includes a packed agenda of important “catch-up” news and introductions.

“Itʻs “catch-up” in nature because we devoted our June and July Town Meetings to Primary Election candidate forums,” said WCA President Patti Cook.

September presentations will include:

  • Hawai’i County Mayor Kimʻs Executive Assistant Roy Takemoto, who will present an interactive discussion of the details and thought process behind the County’s proposed $800+ million eruption disaster assistance package that is being presented to the State Legislature for funding assistance. The discussion will include how County leadership is trying to leverage the disaster for islandwide issues such as affordable housing and homelessness.  The Mayorʻs administration is asking the Legislature to hold a special session as soon as possible to act on their request due to the extensive harm and cascading impacts of recent volcanic activity. (Note: Some of the $800+ million is expected to be an “ask” of the federal government.)

Impacts and repair and recovery costs related to catastrophic flooding caused more recently by Hurricane Lane will also be discussed.

  • A brief update on County Council business by Waimeaʻs two Council members Val Poindexter and Dr. Tim Richards now that the election process has concluded.

  • An introduction of the new Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Commander, LTC Loreto V. Borce.

  • An introduction of the new South Kohala Police Captain Sherry Bird, who was assigned to the station August 1, 2018.

  • An introduction of Waimea Middle School’s new Principal Janice English.

  • An update on the October opening of a Waimea branch of Hamakua-Kohala Health Center in Carter Professional Center.  A community-owned not-for-profit, Hamakua-Kohala Health is a federally qualified health center, which receives funds from the federal government to provide patient-centered quality primary health care.  This includes all people who face barriers in accessing services because of poverty, language or cultural differences or an insufficient number of health professionals or resources in the area.  Hamakua-Kohala Health has had offices in Honokaʻa and North Kohala for many years, and recently opened a new office in Laupahoehoe.

WCAʻs spotlighted community not-for-profit for the September Town Meeting will be the Waimea Outdoor Circle, which among its many community initiatives is the volunteer backbone and workforce that created and now sustains and guides continuing improvements to Waimea Nature Park – Ulu Laʻau.

As always, there is no charge to attend WCA Town Meetings and everyone is invited.  Membership in WCA is encouraged and runs $15 for individuals and $25 per family per year.

For more info, go to www.Facebook.com/WaimeaCommunityAssociation, or call Patti Cook (937-2833).


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