Community Leaders to Elect Representatives to Council Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 6, 2010

Community Leaders to Elect Representatives to Council Board

Honolulu, Hawaii — The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is holding its Annual Leadership Election to fill five seats on its 15-member board of directors. Elected leaders serve 3 year terms, with a third expiring every year under staggered terms. Elections are held by mail ballot, with voting members in good standing casting votes by the Friday, August 27, 2010 deadline.

“This is our 9th consecutive year of coordinating our Annual Leadership Elections,” said Napali Woode, CNHA Senior Vice President. “It’s a significant endeavor from a staff perspective in terms of organizing all of the ballots, especially since we have grown from 6 members in 2001 to over 149 member organizations in 2010.”

Following the summer leadership election process, the CNHA Chairman, Alvin Parker will convene a meeting on October 11, 2010, one day before the opening of the 9th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention.

“We really have an amazing governing board,” Woode continued. “Leaders from every walk of life and really moving mountains in our communities have and do serve on our board.”

In addition to voting for and serving on the governing body, CNHA members access the Hawaiian Way Fund, grant data and assistance, project development partnerships and financing, and public policy advocacy.

For more information about CNHA please contact us at 808.596.8155, toll-free at 1.800.709.2642, by e-mail at info@hawaiiancouncil.org, or visit our website at www.hawaiiancouncil.org.

CNHA is a national network of Native Hawaiian Organizations, providing assistance in accessing capital and technical resources, and is a policy voice on issues important to Native Hawaiian communities. Its mission is to enhance the well-being of Hawaii through the cultural, economic, and community development of Native Hawaiians.  For more information about CNHA please contact us at 808.596.8155, toll-free at 1.800.709.2642, by e-mail at info@hawaiiancouncil.org, or visit our website at www.hawaiiancouncil.org.