ACECH State-Counties-City Symposium 2017

The ACECH State-Counties-City Symposium was held on April 4, 2017 at the Hale Koa Hotel.  Representatives of various government agencies including officials from Kaua’i, Maui, and Hawai’i Counties presented workshops focused on upcoming projects, agency specific rules and regulations, strategic initiatives and other topics to improve and enhance the knowledge base, technical expertise and business bottom-line of member firms.


“Hawai’i DWS CIP and
Special Maintenance Future Projects”

Keith Okamoto, Manager-Chief Engineer
Dept. of Water Supply
County of Hawai’i

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“Hawai’i DEM CIP and
Special Maintenance Future Projects”

Bill Kurcharski, Director
Dept. of Environmental Management
County of Hawai’i

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“CIP and Special Maintenance
Future Projects West Hawai’i”

Frank DeMarco, P.E., Director
Dept. of Public Works
County of Hawai’i

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“Transit Oriented Development
(TOD) Implementation Update”

Harrison Rue, Community Building and TOD Administrator
Dept. of Planning and Permitting
City & County of Honolulu

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“Welcoming DDC WD and
DPP WB to the ENV Ohana and
FY18 ENV CIP Program”

Lori Kahikina, Director
Dept. of Environmental Services
City & County of Honolulu

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“DFM Revisions to the City
Water Quality Rules”

Randall Wakumoto, Branch Head
Storm Water Quality Branch
Dept. of Facilities Management
City & County of Honolulu

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“DTS Complete Streets”

Mark Kikuchi
Dept. of Transportation Services
City & County of Honolulu



“DDC Top Projects and Smarter Cities Initiative”

Robert Kroning, Director
Dept. of Design and Construction –
City & County of Honolulu

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“BWS 30 Year BWS Water
Master Plan and Red Hill Update”

Ernest Lau, Manager and Chief Engineer
Honolulu Board of Water Supply

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“DOT Update to Overall Statewide CIP Program”

Ford Fuchigami, Director
Dept. of Transportation
State of Hawai’i

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“Department of Health Section
401 Water Quality Certification”

Darryl Lum, Permit Section Supervisor
Ed Chen, Environmental Engineer
Clean Water Branch
Deptpartment of Health
State of Hawai’i

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“Flood Mitigation Programs and Resources”

Edwin Matsuda, Section Head Flood Control and Dam Safety
Carol Tyau-Beam, State NFIP Coordination
Jesse Colandrea, State General Flood Control Plan Coordinator
Engineering Division
Dept. of Land and Natural Resources
State of Hawai’i

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“DOE Updates and Future Projects”

Duane Kashiwai, Public Works Administrator
Dept. of Education
State of Hawai’i

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“Strategic Initiatives at the
University of Hawai’i”

Donna Kiyosaki, Associate Vice President for Administration
University of Hawai’i



“MANA (Maui All Natural Alternative)
Energy & Sludge Drying Project for the
Kahului Wastewater Reclamation Facility”

Stewart Stant, Director
Michael Miyamoto, Deputy Director,
Department of Environmental Management
County of Maui

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“Update on the County of Kaua’i
DPW CIP projects Roads,
Highways and Bridges, Wastewater,
Solid Waste, and Buildings”

Lyle Tabata, Acting County Engineer
County of Kaua’i

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