Mission

The mission of the Office of the Mayor is to carry out the vision for Kaua'i by directing the management of all executive departments, offices and agencies. The Office of the Mayor also serves as a liaison between the County Council and administration and facilitates the County's State and Federal legislative agendas. We support all boards and commissions, respond to citizen concerns, and coordinate internal communications among departments and external communications with the general public and partnering government agencies. In addition, the Office of the Mayor manages the county's capital improvement program, Life’s Choices office, and monitors compliance with two federal laws, the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

Holo Holo 2020

Holo Holo 2020 logo

What is Holo Holo 2020? 
Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr., created a vision for Kauaʻi during his Inauguration speech on December 1, 2010 that has resounded throughout Kauaʻi, the State of Hawaiʻi, and the mainland United States. The vision, called Holo Holo 2020, calls for all organizations, businesses, residents and visitors on Kauaʻi to be part of creating an island that is sustainable, values our native culture, has a thriving and healthy economy, cares for all – keiki to kupuna, and has a responsible and user-friendly local government. The Mayor's speech listed 38 projects which, when realized, will bring us to the vision of Holo Holo 2020. Over the next four years, the Mayor will be tracking progress on these projects, and will illuminate that progress through use of the Holo Holo 2020 logo. To learn more, visit  www.kauai.gov/holoholo2020


Announcements

County of Kauai Annual Report 2014-2015

Go to the Annual Reports page to view the 2014-2015 Annual Report.

 
New Cultural Initiative: Kaua‘i Nui Kuapapa

The County is proud to be a partner in a new cultural initiative: Kauaʻi Nui Kuapapa. This innovative program will bring renewed life to Kauaʻi's ancient land divisions of moku and ahupuaa, via signage, a website, and interactive displays around the island.

See our island's history come to life through an awareness of the unique attributes and traditions associated with the six moku of Kauaʻi. Learn more at www.kauainuikuapapa.com.

Kauai Nui Kuapapa map showing Niihau and cultural divisions on the island of Kauai

 
Community Health Needs Assessment

Community building is the process of involving local residents to create their desired environmental conditions in improving population health. On Kauai, this entails hundreds of residents - including older adults, the youth, various ethnic groups – as well as the business community, and other stakeholders, to engage in identifying priority issues, assets and strengths, and strategies in achieving a healthy community. The County of Kauai is proud to partner with the State Department of Health and numerous other organizations to create the island's first Community Health Needs Assessment. Kauaʻi's CHNA aligns closely with the Mayor's Holo Holo 2020 vision.

KAUAI'S COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT: Our Keiki, Our Kupuna, Our `Ohana

KAUAI’S COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT: APPENDIX A – C

Kauaʻi Community Health Improvement Plan Phase 2, June 2014

 

Contact Information

photo of Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr.

Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.

Mayor, County of Kauai
4444 Rice St., Suite 235
Lihue, HI 96766

TEL: 808-241-4900
FAX: 808-241-6877

mayor@kauai.gov


photo of Wallace Rezentes

Wallace Rezentes, Jr.
Managing Director