STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3773
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 721
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. 721, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Island Burial Council, Islands of Maui and Lana'i
G.M. No. 721
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 Scott Fisher for service on the Island Burial Council, Islands of Maui and Lāna‘i.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Scott Fisher from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Fisher's experience in land conservation, community service, and proven leadership qualify him to be nominated for reappointment to the Island Burial Council of the islands of Maui and Lāna‘i. Your Committee notes that Mr. Fisher is a longtime resident of Kula, Maui. Mr. Fisher is a current member and served a previous term as a member and Vice Chair of the Island Burial Council for the islands of Maui and Lāna‘i from 2005 to 2013, where he utilized the knowledge of the lands to serve the Council and protect iwi kupuna. He is the Associate Executive Director of Conservation and Maui Island Director for the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust. Mr. Fisher is active in the community having served on the boards of various organizations such as the Maui Historical Society, Maui Conservation Alliance, Maui Nui Resources Council, and the Waihe‘e Community Association. Your Committee finds that Mr. Fisher's experience in land conservation and dedication to the community will make him a valuable asset to the Island Burial Council for the islands of Maui and Lāna‘i.
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,
MAILE S.L. SHIMABUKURO, Chair