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<br /> <br />ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMISSION FACT SHEET* <br /> <br />Purpose: Advise the department on waste reduction strategies, recycling, litter <br /> control, community involvement, and other issues related to the functions of <br /> the department, and exercise any other powers related to the functions of <br /> the department delegated by ordinance. <br /> <br />Authority: Hawaiʻi County Charter, Sec?on 6-10.5. <br /> <br />Appointment: Mayor with Council approval. <br /> Normal 5-year staggered terms. <br /> <br />Full membership: Nine members. <br /> <br />Specific representation: One member from each council district. <br /> <br />Requirements: No more than five members shall belong officially to the same political party. <br /> <br />Meetings: Regular monthly meetings unless otherwise specified by the Commission. <br /> <br />Financial disclosures: Members must file financial disclosures within 20 working days of taking <br /> office. Thereafter, annual disclosures must be filed on or before January 31. <br /> The disclosures are confidential and will be kept on file by the Board of <br /> Ethics. County Code, Chapter 2, Section 2-91.1. <br /> <br />Reappointment: Following the expiration of a term, no member may be reappointed for at <br /> least two years except for one- and two-year “termers.” <br /> <br />Qualities: Respected by the community as being community-minded and oriented. <br /> Able to focus on the community needs as a whole without catering to a <br /> special interest or self-interest. <br /> <br />Current members: Commissioner Term Expires Council District <br /> Luana Neff 12/31/18 1 <br /> Justin Pequeño 12/31/20 2 <br /> OPEN 12/31/21 3 <br /> Jon Olson 12/31/18 4 <br /> Susan Osborne 12/31/20 5 <br /> Richard Bennett 12/31/19 6 <br /> OPEN 12/31/22 7 <br /> Rick Gaffney 12/31/22 8 <br /> James Fritz 12/31/19 9 <br /> <br />Secretary/contact person: Mary Fujio: 961-8099 <br /> <br />Attorney: Keyra Wong: 961-8251 <br /> <br />*The information on this sheet is condensed. For full information, see appropriate sections of the <br />Hawaiʻi County Charter, Hawaiʻi County Code, and/or Hawai’i Revised Statutes. <br /> <br />updated 06-18-18 <br />