William (Bill) Kucharski graduated from the U.S Coast Guard Academy, served ten (10) years as an engineering officer in the Coast Guard; he received an MS in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); is a Registered Professional Engineer (retired); and has well over forty (40) years’ experience as a technical project and engineering manager.
Kucharski was Director of Renewable Energy, Pacific Region with the responsibility to develop energy projects in the region for a large AE firm in Honolulu. He also served as the Project Manager for the “Interisland Wind Project and Undersea Cable, Environmental Impact Statement” program (DBEDT). He managed data collection and analysis portions for the State of Kuwait’s environmental claims to the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) against Iraq for the environmental damages done during the 1991 illegal invasion. He served as the Deputy Secretary and Secretary of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. He joined Mayor Harry Kim’s cabinet in December of 2016.