Governor’s Highway Safety Council

The state Highway Safety Council advises the Governor on matters relating to the programs and activities of the State in the field of highway safety.

Chapter 286-5, HRS, establishes the Hawaii Highway Safety Council. The Director of Transportation is designated to serve as its chairperson.

The following or their designated representatives are members of the Council: the Chief Justice, the Attorney General, the Director of Health, the Superintendent of Education, the President of the University of Hawaii, the chairperson of each of the county highway safety councils established under section 286-6, and not more than twenty other persons who are appointed by the Governor on the basis of their interest in highway safety.

The state Highway Safety Council advises the Governor on matters relating to the programs and activities of the State in the field of highway safety.

The members of the Council serve without pay but are entitled to reimbursement for necessary expenses while attending meetings and while in discharge of their duties.

The Council meets quarterly.

Members of the Council appointed by the Governor and their terms are:

Chair: 

Karen Kahikina (DOT Director Designee)

 

Co-Chair: 

Kari Benes

 

Members:

Mitchell Roth (Hawaii)  (06-30-20)

Justin Kollar (Kauai)  (06-30-20)

Tommy Noyes (Kauai)  (06-30-22)

Byron Fujieda (Maui)  (06-30-21)

Charles Hirata (Maui)  (06-30-21)

John Goody (Oahu)  (06-30-23)

Darren Izumo (Oahu)  (06-30-20)

Jeen Kwak (Oahu) (06-30-20)

 

Ex-officio (voting):

TAs: Kelly Akasaki/Mark Kikuchi (Oahu Traffic Safety Council)

Jennifer Wong (Chief Justice Designee)

Kari Benes (Department of Health Director Designee)

Patsy Takemura (Attorney General Designee)

Vacant (For President, University of Hawaii)

Jan Meeker (Superintendent of Education Designee)

Ken Obenski (Hawaii Traffic Safety Council)

Derek Ono (Maui Traffic Safety Council)

Vacant (Kauai Traffic Safety Council)