Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 542




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Water and Land, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 542, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Kane'ohe Bay Regional Council


G.M. No. 542


for a term to expire 06-30-2021,


begs leave to report as follows:


Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Maurice Radke for service on the Kaneohe Bay Regional Council.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Maurice Radke from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and one individual.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Maurice Radke's background, experience, and proven leadership on the Kaneohe Bay Regional Council qualify him to be nominated for reappointment to the Kaneohe Bay Regional Council as a member representing the Kaneohe Neighborhood Board. Your Committee notes that Mr. Radke currently serves as the Chairperson of the Kaneohe Neighborhood Board, which is a seventeen-member board that represents 50,000 residents of the greater Kaneohe area, and serves as the State Coordinator of the Salute Military Golf Association where he provides golf instruction to post-9/11, combat wounded military veterans. Mr. Radke previously served as a Principal Senior Advisor and Subject Matter Expert for Personnel Affairs for the United States Navy Pacific Fleet Headquarters where he advised the principal military commanders on all practices, policies, development, and training for the organization's personnel.


Your Committee further notes that as a member of the Kaneohe Bay Regional Council, Mr. Radke had direct involvement with the designation of Heeia as a National Estuarine Research Reserve and was involved with protecting Kaneohe Bay and curtailing commercial operations at the Bay. If appointed for a second term, the nominee hopes to be involved in updating the Kaneohe Bay Master Plan. Testimony received in support of the nominee indicate that Mr. Radke's wealth of knowledge about the Kaneohe area and his dedication to preserving and protecting the cultural and historical resources of the area are valuable assets for the Council.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,