The Task Force on Reinventing Government met for the first time today. Don Horner was selected to chair the task force. The members are:
Rep. Marcus Oshiro - House Finance Chair
Don Horner - Chairman/CEO, First Hawaiian Bank
Reginald Castanares - Business Manager, Plumbers & Fitters Local 675
John Monahan - Pres/CEO, Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau
Sen. Donna Mercado Kim - Senate Ways and Means Chair
Randy Perreira - Exec. Director, HGEA
Ed Hubenette - VP, Marriott International - North Asia, Hawaii and South Pacific
Mark Fukunaga - Chairman/CEO, Servco
Walter Ozawa - Dep. Admin. Director - The Judiciary
Laura Thielen - Chair, Board of Land and Natural Resources
The task force was established by HCR76 SD1, a resolution introduced by Rep. Joey Manahan and passed in the 2009 legislative session. The task is "to examine the current operations and organization of state government and make recommendations on making state government more efficient." The group must submit their recommendations in a report to the Legislature by December 31, 2009 - 20 dyas prior to the convening of the 2010 Regular Session which opens on January 20, 2010.
Meetings will be held approximately every 2 weeks. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.