STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3783

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, and 659, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Hawai'i Historic Places Review Board

 

G.M. No. 654

MATTHEW MCDERMOTT,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022;

 

G.M. No. 655

NANCY PEACOCK,

for a term to expire 06-30-2021;

 

G.M. No. 656

PAUL MORGAN,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022;

 

G.M. No. 657

WILLIAM CHAPMAN,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022;

 

G.M. No. 658

PATRICIA GRIFFIN,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022; and

 

G.M. No. 659

ZACHARY BANTOLINA,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Matthew McDermott, Nancy Peacock, Paul Morgan, William Chapman, Patricia Griffin, and Zachary Bantolina for service on the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board.

 

MATTHEW MCDERMOTT

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Matthew McDermott from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. McDermott's expertise in archaeology and experience in historic preservation qualify him to be nominated for reappointment to the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board. Your Committee notes that Mr. McDermott currently serves as a member of the Board. Since 2004, Mr. McDermott has worked as a project manager overseeing archaeological projects for Cultural Surveys Hawaii, Inc. He has extensive knowledge of the archaeology of Hawaii, especially in the context of historic preservation. Your Committee finds that Mr. McDermott's extensive experience in the archaeology of Hawaii will continue to be a great asset to the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board.

 

NANCY PEACOCK

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Nancy Peacock from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Peacock's expertise in architecture and extensive history of involvement in the community qualify her to be nominated for appointment to the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board. Your Committee notes that Ms. Peacock is a licensed architect in the State of Hawaii and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. In addition, Ms. Peacock is a member of Lambda Alpha Honorary Land Economics Society, and has served as a member of the City and County of Honolulu Department of Land Utilization Design Review Committee. Ms. Peacock also previously served as a member of the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board. Your Committee finds that Ms. Peacock's professional experience in architecture and dedication to the community will be great assets to the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board.

 


PAUL MORGAN

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Paul Morgan from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Morgan's professional experience as an architect and knowledge of Hawaii's architectural history qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board. Mr. Morgan has been a principal architect at Suzuki/Morgan Architects since 1991, and many of his projects have included preservation work. Your Committee notes that much of Mr. Morgan's research and many of his presentations have been in the area of Hawaii's architectural history. Your Committee finds that Mr. Morgan's experience in preservation and knowledge of architectural history in Hawaii will be great assets to the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board.

 

WILLIAM CHAPMAN

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of William Chapman from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Chapman's extensive expertise in anthropology and architectural history qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board. Your Committee notes that Dr. Chapman is currently a Professor and Director of the Historic Preservation Graduate Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Chapman has previously worked as an architectural historian for the Division of Archeology and Historic Preservation at the Virgin Islands Planning Office. Your Committee finds that Dr. Chapman's knowledge of anthropology and experience in preservation and architectural history will be great assets to the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board.

 

PATRICIA GRIFFIN

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Patricia Griffin from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Griffin's expertise and experience in historic preservation qualify her to be nominated for appointment to the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board. Your Committee notes that Ms. Griffin has written numerous books and articles stemming from extensive research and recording of Hawaiian history. Ms. Griffin additionally serves on the Kauai County Historic Preservation Review Commission, Historic Hawaii Foundation Awards Committee, and is involved with other projects and commissions. Your Committee finds that Ms. Griffin's in-depth historical knowledge and extensive experience in historical preservation will be great assets to the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board.

 

ZACHARY BANTOLINA

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Zachary Bantolina from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Bantolina's expertise in architecture and knowledge of native Hawaiian culture qualify him to be nominated for reappointment to the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board. Your Committee notes that Dr. Bantolina currently serves as a member of the Board. Dr. Bantolina is a traditional practitioner and member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha, and he has held a number of positions requiring his expertise in native Hawaiian culture. Additionally, Dr. Bantolina earned a doctorate in architecture from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2012. Your Committee finds that Dr. Bantolina's architectural knowledge and expertise in native Hawaiian culture will continue to be great assets to the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary 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 Judiciary,

 

 

 

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BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair