Maui Economic Recovery Commission

Welcome to the Maui Economic Recovery Commission (ERC), a dynamic coalition of invited community leaders dedicated to shaping a brighter economic future for Maui and Hawai‘i. Launched on January 5, 2024, the ERC brings together influential stakeholders from various sectors to collaborate, innovate, and uplift Maui after the challenges posed by the 2023 fires.

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About Maui Economic Recovery Commission
Mission and Vision
Next Steps & Engage with us
Commission Resources
News & Updates
Commission Members

About Us

Comprised of influential community leaders spanning business, culture, economics, nonprofits and workforce development, the Maui Economic Recovery Commission (ERC) embodies the spirit of collaboration and service. Sponsored by the State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) and co-chaired by DBEDT Director Jimmy Tokioka and County of Maui Office of Economic Development (OED) Director Luana Mahi, the ERC is facilitated by a team from One Shared Future. This dynamic coalition aims to collaboratively uplift Maui after the challenges of the 2023 fires through recommendations, proposals, and projects for County of Maui to maximize federal funding and community support.

Our Mission

At its core, the ERC is dedicated to fostering inclusivity, ensuring every voice is heard and valued. Our collective purpose revolves around generating recommendations that drive Maui’s economic resurgence while empowering local residents to shape their community’s recovery. Our mission is clear:

Forge a resilient path for Lahaina’s and Kula’s economic recovery

Advocate for deserved outcomes through policies and regulations

Unite our community towards a common goal

Our Vision

Keep local people home

Steer hope

Rebuild our economy so that local people can return home

Journey of Discovery

Embarking on a journey of discovery and collaboration, the ERC’s initial phase involves learning, listening, and exchanging insights. From late January through April, our facilitated Zoom meetings will serve as spaces for diverse perspectives to converge, fostering understanding and shared learnings.

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Next Steps

The ERC will convene as six Learning Groups approximately twice a month through April, reconvening on Maui on May 14 and then again on August 23. Program organizers will contact Commission members directly. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities to contribute! Together, we'll pave the way for Maui's economic recovery.

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Engage with Us

As we progress, we invite every member to actively engage, share insights, and gather feedback from their communities. Together, we're weaving a tapestry of hope, resilience, and prosperity for Maui's brighter tomorrow.

For inquiries on the Maui ERC, please contact us via email.

Commission Member Resources

From Meeting - January 5, 2024

ERC Community


Commission Members

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Doug Adams

Director, Research and Development

County of Hawai'i

Lahela Aiwohi


Ola Maui

Keith Amemiya

Senior Vice President

Central Pacific Bank

Jay Ana


Young Brothers, LLC

Amy Asselbaye

Executive Director

Office of Economic Revitalization, City & County of Honolulu

Kim Ball


Hi-Tech Surf Sports

Isaac Bancaco


James Barros


Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

Richard Bissen, Jr.


County of Maui

Kevin Block


Maui Immigration Law, LLC and Roots Reborn

Nalani Brun


Office of Economic Development, County of Kaua’i

Debbie Cabebe


Maui Economic Opportunity

Valentino Ceria

Business Manager

Plumbers & Fitters UA Local 675

Selena Ching

Director of Programs & Operations

One Shared Future

Daniel Chun

Regional VP, Hawai‘i

Alaska Airlines

Paula Daniels


Center for Good Food Purchasing

Sherry Duong

Executive Director

Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mary Alice Evans

Interim Director

State of Hawai‘i Office of Planning and Sustainable Development (OPSD)

Stacy Ferreira

Ka Pouhana (CEO)

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Gregg Fujimoto

Senior VP

Spectrum, Charter Communications

Tambara Garrick


LahainaTown Action Committee

Jerry Gibson


Hawaii Hotel Alliance

Steven Golden

Vice President, External Affairs

Hawaiian Telcom

Kenneth Hara

Adjutant General

Hawai‘i National Guard

Bob Harrison

Chairman, President & CEO

First Hawaiian Bank

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We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who joined us for the landmark kick-off of the Maui ERC on January 5th! Your diverse perspectives and unwavering commitment filled the room with hope and promise. Mahalo for being the driving force behind this monumental initiative!