50 Years of Sister City Relationships
The plantation history of Maui County created our rich and vibrant 'melting pot' culture. Coupled with our desirable and strategic location Maui County enjoys strong and meaningful sister cities relationships, many founded to honor the places of our collective ancestors.
From Maui County's first sister city relationship with Hachijo Island, Tokyo, Japan via Resolution No. 64-20, February 7, 1964, to Embo, Dornach, Scotland, United Kingdom via Resolution No. 90-43, April 20, 1990, Maui County maintains 25 Sister relationships around the globe.
Maui County Sister Cities Foundation is a volunteer group of citizens who, with the support of local elected officials, create and maintain long-term relationships with people and organizations in foreign cities around the world.
Maui County Sister Cities Foundation became an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization in 2007, with a mandate to continue the work that local government began in 1964. Lead by a Board of Directors the organization promotes activities and programs that provide and facilitate communication, education, economic development, mutual understanding and aid between the people of the County of Maui and people of cities of other nations, including but not limited to: cultural, professional, technical, governmental, youth, and trade and commerce exchanges.
CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS (December 2014 - June 2015)
Richard Minatoya, Esq., Chairperson
Tiffany Iida, Vice-Chair
Debbie De Mello, Secretary
Stephanie Ohigashi, Treasurer
Alexa Betts Basinger
Senator Joe Tanaka
CURRENT ELECTED OFFICIALS
Alan Arakawa, Mayor
Mike White, Council Chair
Don S. Guzman, Council Vice-Chair
Gladys C. Baisa, Council Member
Robert Carroll, Council Member
Elle Cochran, Council Member
Donald G. Couch, Jr., Council Member
Stacy Crivello, Council Member
G. Riki Hokama, Council Member
Michael P. Victorino, Council Member, Pro Tempore
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