Mayor Harry Kim is one of 24 recipients of a 2018 Homeland Heroes award for his leadership during the Lower East Rift Zone Eruption in Puna.
The Arlington, Va.-based Government Technology and Services Coalition announced the award on Thursday.
“Mission awardees are selected for their tangible achievements toward achieving their responsibilities and the overall mission of their office,” a statement said. The statement noted that Kim continued to work throughout the eruption and other emergencies “while struggling through mild heart attacks and pneumonia.”
Awardees will be honored at the GTSC’s annual event Dec. 11 in Arlington. Kim’s office said he’d be unable to attend because of other commitments.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald