Alliance of Community Associations kicks off 2015

by | Jan 28, 2015 | Education, Government, Volunteers | 0 comments

The first meeting of the Alliance of Maui Community Associations (Alliance) for 2015 occurred last Monday (1/26/15) at the Kaunoa Senior Center “behind” the Kahului Airport. Beginning at 6:00, the meeting included representatives of eight Organizations. .Kihei had two directors present, Adele Rugg and Mike Moran

The meeting commenced with a brief 15 minute appeal from MECO Community Relation Director Mahina Martin advising MECO had a lot of information to impart to the communities, and suggested Associations contact her to arrange presentations to any of the groups.

Next returning KCA (makai) President Mike Moran offer a 10 minute explanation of the County’s Environmental Management plan to cease the “3 can plan”: curbside recycling pilot project in 2 Kihei neighborhoods, in spite of residents strong objects. Moran distributed copies of a letter KCA had sent to County Director Kyle Ginoza (see below) and suggested other Associations representatives request their boards to create similar letters and submit them to the same entities.

Next  was a rereading to the group of the established mission statement & guiding principals to determine if any modification is necessary..

At the halfway point Council Chair Mike White arrived, fresh off the plane from Honolulu to address the group on some issues he felt were most important in his new position of leadership of the Council, and to listen to & comment on a list of suggested ways to improve Council meetings. The list had been compiled based on a meeting late in 2014 when the prior Chair Gladys Baisa participated .

The next Alliance meeting is set for 2/23/15 at 6:00 PM..IMG_0027 IMG_0032 IMG_0036 IMG_0035 IMG_0033IMG_0032 IMG_0029 IMG_0034

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Next Community Meeting

Tuesday, May 21
6:30 pm

ProArts Playhouse, Azeka Makai
1280 S. Kihei Road

Pacific Disaster Center, Kihei

Dr. Erin Hughey, Director of Global Operations

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC Global) is an applied research center managed by the University of Hawaii that supports the most demanding governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide in helping to create a safer, more disaster resilient world. For more than 25 years, we’ve helped our partners enhance disaster management capacity, save lives, and reduce disaster losses through the application of our advanced tools and technologies, evidence-based research, and analytical information.

As always, we will be collecting donations for the MAUI FOOD BANK.  They can stretch a dollar like no one else so checks sealed in envelopes are also welcome.

KCA's Priorities 2024

  • Fire prevention
    Working with agencies, landowners, and the community to form a Fire Prevention Task force for South Maui and pass along requests and recommendations between that group and the community
  • Flooding mitigation
    Working with Public Works, upcountry landowners, and flood control experts to reduce the risk of flooding in South Maui
  • North-South Collector Road
    Advocating the completion of the next segments of the North-South Collector Road between Waipuilani and Kaonoulu
  • WasteWater Initiatives
    Supporting efforts to speed the replacement of cesspools in Maui Meadows with clean water alternatives and advocating for identification and treatment of pollution from failing pipes at major hotels and condo developments
  • Healthy Living through Smart Growth
    Supporting efforts to make Kihei a walkable, bike able community with sidewalk and bikeway connectivity throughout, especially to all our schools including the new Kūlanihāko‘i High School. Supporting the implementation of the revised South Maui Community Plan and the values it espouses
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KCA relies on your membership dues to accomplish our goals for a smartly planned community. Well-managed traffic, drainage, safe walking and biking routes, community parks and clean ocean water are just a few agenda items.  You can help shape our future by renewing or joining KCA today. Have time and a desire to make a difference? The KCA board seeks new volunteers to help with projects and carry the torch into the future. Please contact KCA to ask how you can be of service to our community.


To see what our future community may look like, check out Dick Mayer’s presentation on the developments planned for South Maui.


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KCA's mission statement

The objects and purposes of the corporation shall be to encourage, promote and aid in developing, improving and maintaining the area of Kihei, Island and County of Maui, as a desirable residential community; to develop unified community spirit; to do any and all things to promote the health, safety and welfare of residents within the Kihei area; to encourage recreation and service programs, and programs to enhance social life and community welfare within the Kihei area; to promote better understanding and fellowship among its members, their families and all residents of the Kihei area.

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