Free to Aloha Chapter Members in good standing for 2022. Includes buffet lunch at the OCC for members attending in-person who RSVP by COB on Thurs, 5/26.
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Land Use Implications & More -- Shaping Hawai'i's Relationship with the Military
This is a key time for dialogue about the military's presence in Hawaii. All military leases from the State of Hawaii are up for renewal in 2029. We often think of the military as active-duty personnel, but the military services have a much larger footprint that includes military families, DOD civilians, DOD contractors, and veterans. The ripple effects of the military's actions and presence in Hawaii, both positive and negative, are felt quickly by Hawaii residents.
Join us in person (yeah!), or online, with Noelani Kalipi to learn more about:
(1) Noe's current role as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army,
(2) the timeline and processes related to the state land lease held by the military, and
(3) the Kāhoahoa process – a community-based dialogue between Hawaii Island residents and military members.
11:30 - Networking/Lunch
12:00 - Meeting/Speaker (Zoom link will begin at 12pm for those joining remotely)
1:30 - Adjourn
The Zoom link will be emailed to remote registrants prior to the event.
RSVP through via Eventbrite by Thursday, May 26, COB. Virtual (zoom) registrations can be accommodated after May 26, but in-person registration must be completed prior to the RSVP deadline. Mahalo for your cooperation.
About the Speaker - Noelani Kalipi
Ms. Noelani Kalipi assists clients with project development and management, emphasizing strategic planning, project
implementation, and meaningful community engagement. As President of Kalipi Enterprises, Noelani specializes in the areas of systems planning, food security, energy security, community empowerment, and helping communities to create and implement “courageous space” for difficult and emotionally charged discussions related to land use, ancestral knowledge, and indigenous rights, economic development, and access to capital.
As Chief Strategy Officer/VP Hawaii-Pacific for Progression Energy, she leads the development of utility-scale renewable energy projects specializing in floating offshore wind. Ms. Kalipi also serves as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for Hawaii (East) where she works to enhance and support the relationships and interactions between Army personnel, military families, veterans and Hawaii residents and organizations.
Noelani is an active member of the Hawaii Leadership Forum, Omidyar Fellows program, and First Nations Futures Program. She gained extensive federal policy experience while working for US Senator Daniel Akaka in Washington, DC., and served on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. As the Executive Director for Kohala Institute, Ms. Kalipi managed a team focused on fostering place-based learning experiences and innovative social enterprises within a 2400-acre ahupuaʻa on Hawaii Island.