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OHA seeks input on strategic plan

LIHUE — The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs is seeking the community’s mana‘o for the development of the agency’s new strategic plan, through an online survey as well as a series of statewide meetings beginning later this month.

“Forty years ago, OHA was created with the premise that Native Hawaiians know best how Native Hawaiian resources should be used to serve Native Hawaiians,” said OHA Chair Colette Machado. “Our strategic plan is critical to determining where these resources are expended to improve the lives of our beneficiaries.”

In phase 1, the board re-affirmed its commitment to OHA’s vision and mission.

In phase 2, the board identified its strategic framework.

Phase 3 of this process seeks community input on what the agency should focus on within the strategic framework and directions identified in phase 2.

OHA has setup a website,, to provide information about the process. In addition, the public may provide input via an online survey:

Finally, OHA will host eight community meetings across the state.

The Kauai meeting is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Kauai Community College, Office of Continuing Education and Training classroom. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at
Source: The Garden Island

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