Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference (HLPC) was incorporated December 30, 1974. Forward looking business people saw the need for an organization which would work with government to promote sound planning decisions for West Hawai’i.
In the intervening years, in recognition of changes to socio-economics, communities, communications, technology, and policy making, HLPC has maintained its original name while broadening its scope to all of Hawai’i Island.
HLPC is dedicated to monitor and review government agencies and assist them in making decisions and to alert and inform its members on issues relating to Hawai’i Island and their interests.
To provide continuity and achieve their goals, HLPC maintains a full-time staff with an office in Waimea (Kamuela). Jacqui Hoover is the President and responsible for the organization’s leadership, strategic direction, and implementing HLPC initiatives. Najha Ray is the Resource Specialist in charge of programs, providing administrative support and maintaining the HLPC office.
Objectives and Purposes of Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference
- Advocate sound planning decisions for Hawai’i Island to promote the long-term benefits for the communities involved.
- Assist in maintaining and enhancing the attractiveness of Hawai’i Island through concern for the natural beauty and natural resources of the region.
- Preserve the significant aspects of Hawaiian History now available on Hawai’i Island.
- Provide information to the public on substantive issues facing public planners.
- Assist public agencies in reaching sound decisions regarding Hawai’i Island’s future.