County of Hawai’i Honors Employees of the Year

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Supervisor of the Year Kevin S. Hashizaki of Prosecutors Office (middle). Photo by Nic Los Banos.

The County of Hawai’i held its 52nd Annual Employee Recognition awards ceremony for 2016 to 2017 on Monday evening, Nov. 6, with a total of 19 exemplary employees nominated for the categories of Manager, Supervisor and Employee of the Year.

    • For Manager of the Year, the nominees were:

    • Joaquin B.K. Gamiao-Kunkel, Administrative Services Officer I, Planning Department
    • Michael D. Hayashida, Battalion Chief, Fire Department


For Supervisor of the Year, the nominees were:

    • John L. Briski, Police Lieutenant, Police Department
    • Denis A. Gibo, Solid Waste Supervisor, Department of Environmental Management
    • Kevin S. Hashizaki, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Office of the Prosecuting
    • Bethany J. Morrison, Planner V, Planning Department
    • Marianne T. Panoff, Accountant IV, Department of Water Supply

Employee of the Year Glenneen R. Erece of Finance Dept (middle). Photo by Nic Los Banos.



For Employee of the Year, the nominees were:

  • Sandra A. Aguiar, Human Resources Assistant, Department of Human Resources, Health & Safety
  • Marilou B. Carvalho, Clerk III, Police Department
  • Melissa A. Dacayanan, Planning Commission Support Technician, Planning Department
  • Glenneen R. Erece, Senior Account Clerk, Department of Finance
  • Mary E. Fujio, Legal Technician, Office of the Corporation Counsel
  • Douglas B. Goehring, GIS Analyst, Department of Environmental Management
  • Matthew L. Iaukea, Information Systems Analyst V, Police Department
  • Alvin K. Inouye, Water Plant Electrical/Electronic Equipment Repairer II, Department of Water Supply
  • Dennis K. Kauka, Jr., Clerical Services Assistant, Office of the Mayor
  • Renee K. Kusano, Senior Account Clerk, Department of Water Supply
  • Paul Mangus, Police Officer III, Police Department
  • Maurice C. Messina, Legal Assistant II, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney

Daryn Arai of Planning Dept. stands in for absent Manager of the Year Joaquin Gamiao-Kunkel (middle). Photo by Nic Los Banos.

Joaquin B.K. Gamiao-Kunkel of Planning was named Manager of the Year; Kevin S. Hashizaki of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney took the Supervisor of the Year award; and Employee of the Year was given to Glenneen R. Erece of Finance.


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