Board of Ethics

The Board of Ethics initiates, receives, hears and investigates complaints of violations of the Code of Ethics, renders advisory opinions or interpretations with respect to application of the Ethics Code, and examines all Disclosure Statements for possible conflicts of interest.  It may also, on its own, file impeachment proceedings in the Circuit Court.

The Board  consists of seven at-large members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the County Council to staggered three year terms.  Board members are prohibited from active involvement in political campaigns. 

For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Ethics, please refer to Article XX, Section 20.05. Kauai County Charter; Article XIV, Hawaii State Constitution; and Section 84-35.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

Meeting Time/Location:  1:00pm, Liquor Conference Room 3, 3rd Friday of each month

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Contact Information

Board of Ethics correspondence may be sent to:

Board of Ethics
c/o Office of Boards & Commissions
4444 Rice Street, Suite 150
Lihuʻe, HI 96766

Phone: (808) 241-4917
Fax: (808) 241-5127


  • Dean Toyofuku - Chair
  • Mia Shiraishi - Vice Chair
  • Susan Burriss - Secretary
  • Ryan de la Pena
  • Mary Tudela
  • Maureen Tabura
  • Agendas

    posted Friday, July 12, 2019
    Board of Ethics Meeting
    posted Thursday, June 20, 2019
    Board of Ethics Meeting
    posted Friday, May 10, 2019
    Board of Ethics Meeting
    posted Thursday, April 4, 2019
    Board of Ethics Meeting
    posted Friday, March 8, 2019
    Board of Ethics Meeting
    posted Friday, February 8, 2019
    Board Of Ethics Meeting
    posted Friday, January 11, 2019
    Board of Ethics Meeting


    posted Wednesday, July 3, 2019
    5/17/19 Minutes
    posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    4/12/19 Minutes
    posted Friday, May 17, 2019
    3/15/19 Minutes
    posted Tuesday, April 2, 2019
    1/18/19 Minutes
    posted Tuesday, April 2, 2019
    2/15/19 Minutes


     TitleModified DateSize
    A Guide to Ethical Issues in the Kauai County Government10/6/2014253.45 KB
    Article XIV Hawaii State Constitution5/4/201750.94 KB
    Article XX Section 20.055/4/20178.88 KB
    Complaint Form8/5/200963.62 KB
    Disclosure Form2/15/2017Unknown
    Procedures for Filing a Complaint11/9/201157.80 KB
    Rules & Regulations7/22/201397.50 KB
    Section 84-35.5 Hawaii Revised Statutes5/4/201769.16 KB

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