Kailua Village Business Improvement District Board Seeking Members

December 12, 2017, 2:57 PM HST
* Updated December 12, 3:00 PM
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The Kailua Village Business Improvement District (KVBID) is seeking eligible candidates who wish to serve on its 17-member board of directors.

Thirteen of the 17 board seats are elected by the fee simple owners and/or lessees of land within the Kailua Village Business Improvement District.

Nine board seats are opening for a two-year term and will be elected at the upcoming KVBID Annual Meeting in March. Six board seats are open in the Fee Simple Owners/Lessees of Land category and three seats are available in the Commercial Tenant category. All eligible candidates will be included on the ballot and members of the District will elect directors during the March Annual Meeting.

To be eligible, board applicants must own or lease land within district boundaries or lease commercial space within the district.

A Board of Directors Candidate Application Form is available online. All Candidate Application Forms must be submitted no later than Jan. 23, 2018 to [email protected].


Current board of directors members include President Jane Clement, Treasurer Kehau Harrison, Secretary Jay Rubenstein, Vice-President Richard Chinen, Michael Bell, Taylor Easley, Vince Fong, Josh Porter, Laura Waldo, Jak Hu, Perry Kealoha, Calvin Higa, Jack Hutchings, Barbara Kossow and Mason Yoshiyama.


By ordinance, the County of Hawai‘i Public Works Director and Finance Director also serve as ex officio members of the board.

To learn more about the Kailua Village Business Improvement District and initiatives outlined in its 5 Year Strategic Plan, visit

About Kailua Village Business Improvement District


The Kailua Village Business Improvement District (KVBID) is a collaborative effort between business, government and area residents to develop and implement creative solutions to improve the cleanliness, attractiveness, community and economic vibrancy of Historic Kailua Village. KVBID’s mission is to make Kailua Village a model sustainable community that is a better place to invest, work, live and play.

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