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<br />HIGHWAY SAFETY COUNCIL <br /> <br />03/07/16 <br /> <br />Purpose: To advise the Mayor on matters relating to highway safety. <br /> <br />Authority: Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, Section 286-6. <br /> <br />Appointment: Mayor, no confirmation required. Members are co-terminous <br />with the Mayor. <br /> <br />Full Membership: The following or their designated representatives: the Mayor, <br />Chief of Police, Prosecuting Attorney, Corporation Counsel, <br />Traffic Engineer, Chairman of Traffic Commission or Safety <br />Program Coordinator, and not more than 15 others. <br /> <br />Specific Representation: None required. <br /> <br />Requirements: Members must have an interest in highway safety and a <br />knowledge of local conditions. <br /> <br />Meetings: No specific requirement. <br /> <br />Financial Disclosure: Not required. <br /> <br />Reappointment: Per Mayor’s discretion. <br /> <br />Qualities: Respected by the community as being community-minded and <br />oriented. Able to focus on the community needs as a whole <br />without catering to special or self-interest. <br /> <br />Current Members: All terms expire December 1, 2016 <br /> <br /> Sharon Vitousek, Chairperson <br /> Jeffrey Castillo, NHCH <br /> Bobby Command, Mayor’s Office <br /> Jesse Ebersole, HI County Fire Dept/EMS <br /> Louise Fincher, Hilo Medical Center <br /> Jennifer Ng, Corporation Counsel <br /> Gunner Mench, South Kohala Traffic Safety Committee <br /> Ken Obenski, Kona Traffic Safety Committee <br /> Jon Olson, Puna Traffic Safety Committee <br /> Sal Panem, Dept. of Transportation, Highways Division <br /> Robert Pauole, HI County Police Dept./Traffic Services <br /> Mitchell Roth, Prosecuting Attorney <br /> Kevin Hashizaki, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney <br /> Gerald Takase, Liquor <br /> Ronald Thiel, Dept. of Public Works-Traffic <br /> Wendi Wagner, Kona Community Hospotal <br /> Neil Yoshioka, Fire Department/EMS <br /> <br /> <br />Attorney Assigned: Jennifer Ng <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />*The information on this sheet is condensed. For full information see appropriate <br />Sections of the County Charter, County Code and/or Hawai‘i Revised Statutes. <br /> 12 <br />