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: 

Ford Fuchigami (DOT)

 

Co-Chair: 

Kari Benes

 

Members:

Mitchell Roth (Hawaii)  (06-30-16)

Jan Yokoyama (Hawaii)  (06-30-16)

Justin Kollar (Kauai)  (06-30-16)

Steven Kyono (Kauai)  (06-30-16)

Mark Scribner (Kauai)  (06-30-15)

Byron Fujieda (Maui)  (06-30-17)

Charles Hirata (Maui)  (06-30-17)

Jovanie De La Cruz (Oahu)  (06-30-17)

Edward Hirata (Oahu)  (06-30-15)

Gordon Hong (Oahu)  (06-30-15)

Chad Taniguchi (Oahu)  (06-30-15)

 

Ex-officio (voting):

Dana Teramoto (Oahu Traffic Safety Council)

Jackie Murai (For Chief Justice)

Kari Benes (For Director, Department of Health)

Michael Lau (For Attorney General)

Brian Minaai (For President, University of Hawaii)

Jan Meeker (For Superintendent of Education)

Sharon Vitousek (Hawaii Traffic Safety Council)

Byron Fujieda (Maui Traffic Safety Council)

vacant (Kauai Traffic Safety Council)