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September 2005
President's Message (Marianna Scheffer)
Legislative Advocates (Andrea Dean)
Drug Court (Marni Herkes)
County Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resource... Commission
LWV of Hawai'i Country Member Roster
Vote Count in October
LWV of Hawaii County Minutes of General Meeting 8/20/05 (Maiden Temple)
Treasurer's Report 8/10/05 (Sue Irvine)
Community Development Plans (Nancy Pisicchio )
Kona Community Development Plan (Marni Herkes)
North and South Kona Community Development Plans
Facilitators Wanted (Andrea Dean)

Facilitators Wanted

The County of Hawaii, Department of Research and Development Office is looking for LWV members (and other community members) who are willing to serve as facilitators during the Community Development Plan process. The Department of Research and Development has some funding to provide training in facilitation, strategic thinking, and mediation. The facilitators would work with the consultants on the "community input" part of the Community Development Plan process. This network of trained LWV facilitators can also be used after the CDP process to facilitate other community meetings around important issues. I think this is a great fit for the LWV - given our fabulous non-partisan reputation! The ideal facilitator would be a person who can be (in this setting) non-confrontational, flexible, neutral, and willing to travel outside their districts. The County will likely provide a reimbursement of about $25 for gas, per meeting.

If you would like to be trained as a facilitator, please email your name and phone number to me at andrea@hawaiipacific.net or call 889-5806. I will provide the list to Jane Testa, who will contact you directly about dates and times of the training.

Andrea Dean

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