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Hawai‘i County Department of Parks & Recreation Director, Deputy Resign

September 25, 2017, 10:07 AM HST
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Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation Director Charmaine Kamaka and Deputy Director Ryan Chong have submitted their resignations, effective Sept. 22, 2017.

Mayor Harry Kim has thanked them and praised them for their very good and hard work.

“We are very grateful for all that Charmaine and Ryan have done for the community,” the mayor said. “They took on a very difficult task and did good work.”

Roxcie Waltjen, the department’s culture education administrator, has been asked to fill in as the interim director, the mayor said in a statement.


A letter to the County Council for Waltjen’s confirmation will be drafted this week.

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