Mitch Roth will be inaugurated as the Hawaii County Mayor on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. He has now announced the names of some of those he will bring to the Hawaii County Council for confirmation as the new Mayor’s Cabinet–Managing Director Lee Lord, Deputy Managing Director Bobby Command, Elizabeth Strance as Corporation Counsel, Finance Director Deanna Sako of Keaau, Parks and Recreation Director Maurice C. Messina of Mountain View, Information Technology Director Scott Uehara of Hilo and Housing Administrator Susan K. Kunz of Hilo.
Roth talked with Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken about some of the key things on which he expects his cabinet members to focus and about the interview and selection process. He also said he’s still in the process of confirming a number of positions. He expects those people who live closer to the West Hawaii Civic Center than to the Hilo County Building to work out of West Hawaii. He also talked about the transition from current Mayor Harry Kim to the new administration.
Roth will be inaugurated at noon on Dec. 7.
Air date: Nov. 19, 2020