Duane Kanuha

County of Hawai'i
Planning Director, Hawai'i County

In May 2013, Mayor Billy Kenoi appointed the former state Land Use Commission Chairman Duane Kanuha to the position of Hawai’i county’s new Planning Director.  Previously, Duane Kanuha served as the county’s deputy planning director from 1976 to 1984, and was planning director from 1988 to 1990 during the administration of the late Mayor Bernard Akana. He was Hawai‘i Island commissioner on the state Land Use Commission from 2005 to 2011, and was chair of the commission from 2008 to 2009.

In 2007, Mr. Kanuha was appointed executive vice president of Kohala Investment Works LLC, a subsidiary of Surety Kohala Corporation.


March 10, 2016
Hawai’i County’s General Plan in Review