Boards & Commissions

The Office of the Governor oversees over 150 boards and commissions that are established by the state constitution, state statutes, or executive orders. Boards and commissions are designed to get input from a broad cross section of Hawai‘i’s residents, and consequently, the majority of members are volunteers. These boards and commissions include the state Land Use Commission, the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents, the Stadium Authority, and the Aloha Tower Development Corporation. Read the List of Boards & Commissions PDF.

The Governor’s team is looking for exceptional public servants who are dedicated to advancing the New Day in Hawai‘i agenda to build a strong and sustainable economy, invest in Hawai‘i’s people, and build stronger communities. Governor Abercrombie is looking for people who can work effectively with diverse communities, have excellent work skills, and are ready to face the challenges in Hawai‘i today.

How to Apply or Submit a Recommendation

We are gathering information from across Hawai‘i to make the best possible decisions. People interested in applying should make every effort to submit all requested information for consideration.

TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION to serve on the Boards and Commissions in the Abercrombie Administration, click here. Follow the instructions below to submit your resume and other information.

NOTE: In November 2010, Hawaii voters passed a Constitutional Amendment for a Governor-appointed Board of Education (BOE).  This session, lawmakers will be working on legislation to determine the BOE appointment process.  In preparation, the Abercrombie Administration is including the BOE among the other boards and commissions. If you would like to apply to serve on the Board of Education, you will find the board listed under “Governor” in Step 1 of the application process.


If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Governor.