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-'Ntv of k ' <br /> .'ff -,- ,y.. <br /> COUNTY OF HAWAII - /:.- STATE OF HAWAII <br /> BILL NO. 212 <br /> (DRAFT 2) <br /> ORDINANCE NO. 22Z <br /> AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITY <br /> SCHEDULE, CHAPTER 15,ARTICLE 8, SECTION 15-68.1 OF THE HAWAII <br /> COUNTY CODE 1983 (2016 EDITION,AS AMENDED),BY RENAMING THE PAHOA <br /> DISTRICT PARK IN THE PUNA REGION, THE "WILLIAM "BILLY" KENOI PARK," <br /> IN HONOR OF WILLIAM "BILLY" PUNAPAIA`ALAIKAHALA KENOI. <br /> BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII: <br /> SECTION 1. Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to rename the Pahoa District <br /> Park, located in Pahoa, situated in the region of Puna, Island and County of Hawai`i, State of <br /> Hawai`i, in honor of William"Billy" Punapaia'alaikahala Kenoi, former Hawai`i County Mayor, <br /> public servant, lawyer,teacher, coach, and Ironman finisher. <br /> wy <br /> William"Billy"Punapaia'alaikahala Kenoi, was born on November 9, 1968, in the <br /> village of Kalapana. He resided at 18-1975 Volcano Road in Mountain View, Puna until he <br /> passed away on January 26, 2021, at the age of 52, after a long battle with myelofibrosis, a rare <br /> form of cancer he fought valiantly since 2015. Kenoi became the youngest mayor of Hawai`i <br /> County, at age 39, and was elected to serve two terms from 2008 to 2016. He led the Island and <br /> County of Hawai`i through difficult times including a global economic downturn and numerous <br /> natural disasters such as a lava flow and hurricane, and positively forward into the future, with a <br /> focus on creating healthy and safe communities. <br /> Kenoi is a graduate of Waiakea High School and sought post-secondary education at <br /> Hawai`i Community College and the University of Hawai`i-Hilo. He earned his political science <br /> degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1993 and graduated from William S. <br /> Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai`i-Manoa in 1996. Kenoi passed the bar <br /> exam on his first attempt and then went on to clerk for Judge Richard K. Perkins of the Eighth <br /> Division of the First Circuit. He worked for justice as a deputy public defender in the Appellate, <br /> Family Court, Juvenile Criminal and Adult Family Court divisions, and Circuit Court. <br /> Kenoi's political journey began with a congressional internship in the office of the late <br /> U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, followed by time in both the Hawai`i State House and Senate as <br /> legislative aide. In 2001, then Hawai`i County Mayor Harry Kim tapped Kenoi to serve as an <br />