Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is governed by a board of nine directors elected by and from the cooperative's membership. The directors are responsible for setting major policies, hiring the CEO and leading the development of the strategic plan in consultation with senior management. They are not involved in the day-to-day operations of the cooperative.
All directors are elected at-large, and serve staggered three-year terms. Three seats are up for election in March. Candidates are placed on the ballot in one of two ways: by the KIUC nominating committee, or by submitting a petition signed by 35 KIUC members in good standing. Each candidate needs to read Board Policy 18, sign the Affirmation of Director Qualifications and Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement, and attend a Director Orientation to have their name to be placed on the election ballot.
2020 Board of Directors Meeting Dates
- January 30
- February 27
- March 24 (12:30 p.m. 2020 Annual Board Meeting; 1 p.m. Regular Meeting)
- April 30
- May 28
- June 25
- July 22 Annual Membership Meeting, 5 p.m.
- July 30
- August 27
- September 25
- October 29
- November 23
- December 18
Election date: March 13, 2021
All potential candidates must complete the Authority to Release Information Form, Prospective KIUC Board Candidate Application, and sign Board Policy 18 - Board Member Qualifications and Eligibility.
All potential candidates must also complete a Director Duties and Responsibilities orientation.
Nominations Deadline November 24, 2020
Petition Deadline December 30, 2020
Directors Duties Orientation TBA (Nov 30-Dec 3)
Election Deadline to Vote March 13, 2021 at noon Hawaii Time
Election Day March 13, 2021
Installation of new directors
Chairman: Jan TenBruggencate
Members: Cal Murashige, Peter Yukimura, Allan A. Smith, David Bissell
Chairman: Dee Crowell
Members: Cal Murashige, Allan A. Smith, Phil Tacbian, David Bissell (or designees)
Chairperson: Janet Kass
Members: Phil Tacbian, Jan TenBruggencate, Cal Murashige, Dee Crowell, Laurel Loo
Chairman: Jim Mayfield
Members: David Iha, Janet Kass, Dee Crowell, Allan A. Smith, David Bissell (or designee)
Finance and Audit
Chairman: Peter Yukimura
Members: Jim Mayfield, Janet Kass, Allan A. Smith, Karissa Jonas, Cal Murashige
Chairman: David Iha
Members: Allan A. Smith, Peter Yukimura, Dee Crowell, Phil Tacbian
Government and Legislative Affairs
Chairman: Phil Tacbian
Members: Jan TenBruggencate, Peter Yukimura, David Iha, David Bissell (and designees)