STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3526
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 Kane‘ohe 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 Kane‘ohe Bay Regional Council qualify him to be nominated for reappointment to the Kane‘ohe Bay Regional Council as a member representing the Kane‘ohe Neighborhood Board. Your Committee notes that Mr. Radke currently serves as the Chairperson of the Kane‘ohe Neighborhood Board, which is a seventeen-member board that represents 50,000 residents of the greater Kane‘ohe 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 Kane‘ohe Bay Regional Council, Mr. Radke had direct involvement with the designation of He‘eia as a National Estuarine Research Reserve and was involved with protecting Kane‘ohe Bay and curtailing commercial operations at the Bay. If appointed for a second term, the nominee hopes to be involved in updating the Kane‘ohe Bay Master Plan. Testimony received in support of the nominee indicate that Mr. Radke's wealth of knowledge about the Kane‘ohe 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,
KARL RHOADS, Chair