STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3350

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 597

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Transportation and Energy, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 597, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Board of Directors of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai'i Authority

 

G.M. No. 597

WILLIAM MIELCKE,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by William Mielcke for service on the Board of Directors of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of William Mielcke from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism and one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Mielcke's professional experience, background, and commitment to service qualify him for consideration for reappointment to the Board of Directors of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority. Your Committee notes that Mr. Mielcke has worked in real estate development for over fifty years, with significant experience in planning, permitting, financing, design, and construction of numerous properties. Your Committee also notes that Mr. Mielcke previously served on the County of Hawaii Board of Appeals and County of Hawaii Planning Commission, in addition to having served as the Director of the Hawaii Resort Developers Conference, Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference, Kohala Coast Resort Association, and Hawaii Health System Corporation. Mr. Mielcke has also served as a member of the Urban Land Institute's Recreational Development Council. Mr. Mielcke is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority as the chairperson and has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibility of board members. Your Committee notes that in Mr. Mielcke's personal statement, he expressed his commitment to seeing the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority realize its full potential and he expressed a willingness to help make that happen.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation and Energy that are attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, 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 Transportation and Energy,

 

 

 

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LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair