Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan
Details of the Sustainability Council
This Sustainability Council would have: 1) a governing board; 2) authority to hire an executive director and staff; 3) appropriate powers and duties to carry out its mission; and 4) a funding mechanism to support the agency’s activities. The Sustainability Council is intended to be a governmental entity, initially located in the Office of the Auditor, then transferred to the Office of Planning for administrative purposes only. Its voting board members would comprise both public officials and private citizens more fully described below.
Council Composition and Nominations
The Sustainability Council would comprise a diverse cross-section of community leaders that will provide the necessary leadership and expertise in creating a sustainable future for Hawai‘i. The Council would comprise the following members:
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- Total members: Seventeen (17). Fifteen (15) voting members; two (2) non-voting, ex-officio members.
- Governmental appointments: Six (6) members from the following: One (1) member appointed by the Governor; one (1) member appointed by each of the four (4) Mayors; and one (1) member appointed by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. These appointments need not be restricted to government officials.
- Public members: Nine (9) members appointed by the Governor. The Governor shall consider the following areas of statewide expertise and interests, including but not limited to, the Kanaka Maoli, business, science & technology, labor, environment, multi-cultures, visitor industry, military, agriculture, education, health & human services, and young adults. The intent of representation in these suggested categories is to create a board that has statewide knowledge of key sectors and components of the community.
- Youth representation: One of the nine public members shall represent Hawai‘i’s youth under 25 years of age.
- County representation: Four of the nine public members shall reside in each of the four counties.
- Ex-officio (non-voting) members: Designees of the Department of Education and the Office of Planning.
- Terms: Four (4) year staggered terms.
- Nominations: A call for nominations from the general public will be solicited. All nominees are subject to confirmation by the State Senate.