March 30, 2017

2017 Hawai’i Legislative Outlook

6pm   -   8pm
West Hawai'i Civic Center, Council Chambers

Moderator


Speakers

Rep.Nicole Lowen-1Rep. Nicole Lowen
House, District 6
Josh Green 1Sen. Josh Green
Senate, District 3
lorraineSen. Lorraine Inouye
Senate District 4
Rep Cindy Evans1Rep. Cindy Evans
House District 7
Rep CreaganRep. Richard Creagan
House, District 5

Join us and hear the priorities your state representatives have set for the upcoming 2017 legislative session. This West Hawai’i Forum is your opportunity to speak directly with your State and West Hawaii County representatives…  Share your thoughts on the issues and priorities for Hawai’i that’s important to you, your family, and the Community. Various […]


April 20, 2017

Hawai’i County Waste Water Treatment – Clean Water?

6pm   -   8pm
West Hawai'i Civic Center, Council Chambers

Speakers

Wiliiam K-3William Kucharski
Director, Department of Environmental Management, Hawai'i County

Is Hawaii County violating the U.S. Clean Water Act, polluting West Hawaii’s marine and reef environments?  A 2008 U.S. Geological Survey report found Kealakehe effluent seeping into Honokohau Harbor and surrounding coastal areas. Near Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Honokohau Harbor, surrounded by reddish brown lava rock and a chain link fence, is a County sign “Do […]


May 18, 2017

New Mayor, New County Budget Priorities

6pm   -   8pm
West Hawai'i Civic Center, Council Chambers

Learn how your hard earned tax dollars will be applied under the new administration of Mayor Harry Kim, and his administration’s budget priorities for the fiscal year of 2017-18. Mayor Harry Kim and members of his cabinet are invited to explain to West Hawaii residents and businesses their County budget and spending priorities for Hawai`i […]


June 15, 2017

Hawai’i Island’s Healthy Lifestyle Belies an Underlying Problem

6pm   -   8pm
West Hawai'i Civic Center, Council Chambers

Is there a doctor in the house?  Living in Hawai’i for many is all about living a healthy lifestyle, but life happens, where do Hawai’i Island’s full time residents go as the availability of doctors (including those that will accept insurance) shrink? Living in a”paradise” and in a first world economy belies the limited outer […]



Join us for the West Hawai’i Forum Fall Season with insightful and informative issues of importance ti Hawai’i Island’s residents and economy.  Check onto the “Event Calendar” page for the fall forum season schedule and additional details on the September, October, and November Forums. Community Enterprises is a private non-profit organization. Our organization’s staff and […]


September 14, 2017

Beyond Oil – Hawaii’s Clean Energy Promise

6pm   -   8pm
West Hawai'i Civic Center, Council Chambers

Why does a transition to clean energy matter to Hawaii’s economy?   Learn how a migration to clean and locally produced energy in Hawai’i and how climate change mitigation efforts and policies that support this migration by the State of Hawaii and County governments will be highly beneficial to Hawaii’s economy and environment. Studies on the […]


October 19, 2017

October 2017 West Hawaii Forum Forum – Forum Subject to Be Announced

6pm   -   8pm
West Hawai'i Civic Center, Council Chambers

November 16, 2017

Rapid Ohia Death, How Bad Is It, What Will Stop It?

6pm   -   8pm
West Hawai'i Civic Center, Council Chambers

Rapid ohia death continues to spread on the Big Island, according to data from recent aerial surveys.   Approximately 47,000 acres of forest now show symptoms of the high-mortality disease, which is caused by a strain of the fungus Ceratocystis fimbriata. Previously, a survey in January and February of 2016 determined 38,000 acres were found to […]