Office of Boards and Commissions

The County of Kauai Office of Boards and Commissions was established by Kauai voters in the 2006 General Election.  It provides support and oversight for Kauai County's 14 boards and commissions and 3 advisory committees.  Click here to view information on each Board, Commission and Advisory Committee.

Kauai County's 14 boards and commissions and 3 advisory committees are comprised of 126 volunteer board members, commissioners, and committee members who oversee and make critical decisions about key County functions and groups.  Volunteers who serve on Kauai County boards and commissions are the best in their fields, local leaders, and valuable, knowledgeable resources.  They give an extraordinary amount of time to serve in these roles each year and make both personal and professional sacrifices to do so.  We are grateful for the dedication, commitment and their willpower to serve our island home.

Any person who wishes to apply for any board or commission may pick up application at the Office of Boards and Commissions or click here for application and disclosure statement and mail to:

Office of Boards and Commissions
4444 Rice Street, Suite 300
Lihue, HI  96766

Contact Information

photo of Ellen Ching

Ellen Ching
Administrator

Office of Boards and Commissions
4444 Rice Street
Suite 300
Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Phone: (808) 241-4917
E-mail: boardsandcommissions@kauai.gov

Meeting Schedule

Board/Commission/Committee Meeting Schedule (Time, Location) Subject to change
Arborist Committee Meet as needed
Board of Ethics

1:00pm, Lihue Civic Center, Pi`ikoi Bldg, Ste. 300, 3rd Friday of each month

Board of Review Meet as needed
Board of Water Supply Board of Water Supply regular meetings ae held in the Department of Water's Board Room on a date determined by the Board. Use the following link for the monthly schedule  Memorandum (kauaiwater.org)
Building Board of Appeals Meet as needed
Charter Review Commission 3:00 pm, Lihue Civic Center, Pi`ikoi Bldg, Ste. 300, 4th Monday of each month
Civil Service Commission 3:00 pm, 1st Tuesday of each month in the Boards and Commissions Conference Room and Remotely by Microsoft Teams
Committee on the Status of Women 5:00 pm, 3rd Wednesday in the months of January, April, July and November in the Boards and Commissions Conference Room and Remotely by Microsoft Teams
Cost Control Commission 1:30 pm, Meeting Room 2A/2B, 2nd Monday of each month
Fire Commission 2:00 pm, Meeting Room 2A/2B, 1st Monday of each month
Historic Preservation Commission 1:30 pm, 3rd Thursday of each month in the Mo'ikeha Meeting Room 2A/2B
Kauai County Voters with Special Needs Advisory Committee Annually and as needed
Liquor Control Commission 10:00 am, Teleconference, 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month

Mayor's Advisory Committee for Equal Access

12:30 pm, Meeting Room 2A/2B, 3rd Tuesday quarterly (Jan/Apr/July/Oct)

Public Access, Open Space, Natural Resources Preservation Fund

1:00 pm, 2nd Thursday of each month in the Mo'ikeha Meeting Room 2A/2B

Planning Commission 9:00 am, Meeting Room 2A/2B, 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month
Police Commission 9:00 am, Meeting Room 2A/2B, 4th Friday of each month
Salary Commission Meet as needed

Training

The Office of Boards and Commissions provides training for all Board and Commission members and County employees.