Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 671




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 671, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Island Burial Council, Island of O'ahu


G.M. No. 671


for a term to expire 06-30-2019,


begs leave to report as follows:


Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Charles Ehrhorn for service on the Island Burial Council, Island of Oahu.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Charles Ehrhorn from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Office of Hawaiian Affairs.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Ehrhorn's experience as a registered architect, comprehensive background in land and site planning and urban design, and dedication to his community qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Island Burial Council for the island of Oahu as a landowner and development representative. Your Committee notes that Mr. Ehrhorn is a resident of Honolulu and has previously served on the Island Burial Council for the island of Oahu and has also served on various boards, such as the Kahuku Hospital Board of Directors, Kahuku Elderly Housing Project, and Koko Isle Homeowners Association. Mr. Ehrhorn has demonstrated leadership in roles such as the past President and Director of the Honolulu Chapter and Hawaii Council of the American Institute of Architects. He is currently a consultant with C&J Land Planning, LLC, where he provides land and site planning and design for clients such as Avalon Development, James Campbell Company, LLC, and Helbert Hastert and Fee Planners. Your Committee finds that Mr. Ehrhorn's extensive experience in land planning, including background in the care, management, and protection of ancestral Native Hawaiian burial sites, will make him a valuable asset to the Island Burial Council for the island of Oahu.


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, 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 Hawaiian Affairs,