STAND. COM. REP. NO.3521
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 308
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 308, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:
HAWAI'I HISTORIC PLACES REVIEW BOARD
PATIENCE N. BACON, KIYOSHI IKEDA, Ph.D., NAOMI CLARKE LOSCH, LAURIE J. LUCKING, Ph.D., and VIRGINIA D. MURISON, AIA, for terms to expire June 30, 2006,
begs leave to report as follows:
Upon review of the statements submitted by the nominees, your Committee finds that Kiyoshi Ikeda, Laurie J. Lucking, Patience N. Bacon, Naomi Clarke Losch, and Virginia D. Murison possess the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Hawai'i Historic Places Review Board.
Testimony in support of the nominees was received from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Patience N. Bacon, known to many as "Aunty Pat", has been deeply immersed in Hawaiian culture since childhood. She is the hanai daughter of Mary Kawena Puku`i, the highly respected authority on Hawaiian language and culture. Aunty Pat has shared her deep knowledge of things Hawaiian virtually all her life and is still often called upon to conduct hula workshops, judge annual hula and chant competitions, and interpret Hawaiian language texts.
Kiyoshi Ikeda, Ph.D., holds a doctoral degree in Sociology from Northwestern University as well as master's and bachelor's degrees in Sociology from the University of Hawaii. He currently serves as an Emeritus Professor of Sociology in the University of Hawaii's Department of Sociology. Dr. Ikeda has also served as a past chair of the Hawai`i Historic Places Review Board from 1988-1992.
Naomi Clarke Losch holds a master's degree in Pacific Island Studies and a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Hawaii. She currently serves as an Associate Professor of Hawaiian in the University of Hawaii's Department of Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures and has contributed to and edited many books on Hawaiian culture and language.
Laurie J. Lucking, Ph.D., holds doctoral and master's degrees in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota as well as a bachelor's degree in History from Moorhead State University. She currently serves as a Cultural Resources Manager for the United States Army. Dr. Lucking is a member of the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, the Society for American Archaeology, the American Anthropological Association, and the National Trust. She has also been awarded the Secretary of the Army's Award as Cultural Resources Manager of the Year.
Virginia D. Murison holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Architecture from Washington University and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. She is a charter member of the Historic Hawaii Foundation, a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a member of numerous historical and societies and libraries throughout the United States.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, character, experience, and qualifications of the nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nominations.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Hawaiian Affairs,
JONATHAN CHUN, Chair