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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Hawai`i County <br />Workforce Development Board <br /> <br />Draft Summary Minutes <br />January 15, 2020 <br /> <br /> <br /> Members Present Absent and Excused <br /> David DeLuz, Jr. – Chair Kevin Balog <br /> Tricia Buskirk Andrew Chun <br /> Ann Ebesuno Dawn Hao-DeMotta <br /> Les Estrella Jeracah Lawless <br /> Rossella Guardascione Chris Manfredi <br /> Jane Horike for Diane Ley George Martin <br /> Derek Inaba Jieyu Shepard <br /> Chad Okinaka Rachel Solemsaas <br /> Maricar Pilotin-Freitas <br /> <br /> Staff Members Present Members of the Public <br /> Chasity DeVera Mel Arai - WDD <br /> Sandra Goodale Kealoha Daubert - Goodwill <br /> Tanya Grebe Denise Pacheco - WDD <br /> Duane Hosaka Ray Saludares - Goodwill <br /> Malia Hall, Deputy Corporation Counsel Kevin Waltjen - HELCO <br /> Christine Nguyen <br /> <br />Call to Order <br />David informed the group that if they are unable to attend a meeting, they are able to designate a proxy from their <br />respective organizations. If you are unsure, submit the proxy form and if it is not needed, it can be rescinded. <br />Forms can be requested through Sandra or Chas. David introduced Kevin Waltjen of Hawaiian Electric who will <br />be joining the Board as a new member. He also introduced Malia Hall of Corporation Counsel. David called the <br />meeting called to order at 10:08 am. Members introduced themselves. <br /> <br />Public Comments <br />None <br /> <br />A pproval of October 16, 2019 Minutes** <br />Tricia submitted amendments via email. She was listed as absent and excused in the minutes, but she was <br />actually present at the meeting. Minutes were amended, reprinted and distributed for review. Ann moved to <br />approve, Chad seconded, and the minutes were unanimously approved. <br /> <br />New Business <br />1. Election of Vice-Chairs** <br />David stated that at the beginning of each calendar year, the Board will need to vote on a new Chair and <br />Vice-Chairs. The Chair and Vice-Chairs need to be from the business sector. In the past, the Board has had <br />one Vice-Chair from East Hawai`i and one from West Hawai`i so there was equal representation. We have <br />not had any meetings on the west side in a while, but we are looking at how we can accommodate that. Malia <br />clarified that Vice-Chairs do not need to be from the business sector. That requirement only applies to the <br />Chair. David asked for nominations from the Board and stated that members can also nominate themselves. <br />Rossella stated that she would be willing to serve as Vice-Chair. Chad also volunteered. David stated that <br />the 2 biggest roles of the Vice-Chairs would be, in the absence of the Chair, signing documents on behalf of <br />the Board and being members of the Executive Committee. Duane asked what happens when we adopt the <br />by-laws that state that the Vice-Chairs need to be from the public sector, would he need to step down or <br />would he be able to stay on until the next election. Malia stated that the Board can choose to make changes <br />to the by-laws and remove that requirement which would be her recommendation. David asked if there were <br />any other nominations or volunteers, there were none. The nominations were unanimously approved. <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br /> <br />