UPDATE 5/26/20 The celebratory tree planting in Joe’s honor planned for this Wednesday, May 27 at 9:30 AM is CONFIRMED but at a new location. the lawn at the Mana Kai resort along the shoreline in So Kihei. Hope you can be there
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It is with great sadness that we report our friend, colleague and current KCA board member, Joseph Bertram III, peacefully passed away last night, May 24, from Aids-related pneumonia. Joeâ€™s long history with KCA included time as vice president and as a board director. He also represented south Maui as our state legislator from 2006 to 2010. He served on the county Planning Commission and the mayorâ€™s Bikeway Advisory Committee which conceptualized and developed the Kihei Greenway system that is still a work in progress. For many years Joe headed the non-profit Greenways Maui dedicated to establishing a pathway system around Maui island. Joe attended Kihei Elementary School and Baldwin High and loved being in Kihei. His passion for making our beloved community a walkable, bikeable neighborhood never waned. To this day, KCA is driven to continue forward with this goal in his honor. Imua our friend. RIP
There is a tentative celebratory tree planting in Joe’s honor planned for this Wednesday, May 27 at 9:30 AM at Hale Pi’ilani Park in North Kihei, organized by our South Maui State Representative Tina Wildberger. Stay tuned for details and confirmation.