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Catch up on what’s happening in Kaka’ako. View our latest monthly newsletter here.

Previous Newsletters photo courtesy of HCDA

Historic Ala Moana Pumping Station

KIA Board and Officers

All Board members were confirmed and officers were elected at the January 2018 KIA Board meeting. A big MAHALO goes to past President Steve Sullivan for his dedication, support and contribution to the Kakaako Improvement Association over the past two years. His leadership with the KIA General Membership Meetings, Kakaako Clean-Up and wine tasting events also benefited KIA and its members. Steve thanked the Board for supporting him and appreciates their continued dedication to KIA.

The 2018 officers and directors of the Kakaako Improvement Association are:


Kurt Murata, President

Michael Libertini, Vice President

Baron Nakamura, Secretary/Treasurer


Mark Higa

Jay Kadowaki

Paul Kimura

Bobbie Lau

Bob Oda

Dexter Okada

Peterson Rosario

Steve Sullivan

2018 Membership Renewals

Mahalo to KIA members who have renewed their 2018 membership. Attached to this newsletter is the renewal form that all members may use to continue as a valued member. The benefits are the monthly newsletters, two General Membership Meetings and two KIA Networking Events a year. There is no extra charge for the benefits, so take advantage of this annual renewal.

First Hawaiian Bank

Hawaiian Building Maintenance

Insight Twenty20

Kamaka Hawaii, Inc.

Limit, LLC

MD Restoration (pictured)

Pacific Electrical Sales Agency

Redmont Real Estate Group

Stanford Carr Development, LLC

KIA Member News

The January episode of Career Changers TV was premiered on Wednesday, January 3rd at 9 PM on Spectrum OC16 Channel 12 and run daily at different times until February 6th. Daily viewing times are posted on  The Children's Discovery Center's segment can be viewed on the YouTube Channel or share the link on social media if you like: Spectrum is also promoting their story in our 30-second commercial spot that gets aired by OC16 on their website and social media:

KIA General Membership Meeting

Guest speakers

Chief of Police Susan Ballard

HART CEO Andy Griffins

Howard Hughes' Todd Apo

Susan Ballard, HPD Chief of Police

Lunch will be served at the KIA General Membership Meeting, starting at 11:30am on Wednesday, January 31st at Dave & Busters 2nd floor showroom. Great speakers have been secured, all doing timely presentations at they relate to the Kakaako area. Announcement will be made about the KIA Invitational Golf Tournament set for Wednesday, June 27th at the Pearl Country Club.  

RSVPs are being taken by Sherry Goya, KIA Executive Director at (need attending names and company name) or call 722-8487 with the same  information. Two attendees per KIA membership is invited at no charge. Anyone over the two attendees, cost is $15 for the cost of the lunch. Anyone unable to attend will be charged the  $15 cost, unless cancellation is made by January 29th by calling Sherry.

KIA Invitational Golf Tournament

Notice has already been made, but as a reminder, the KIA Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at the Pearl Country Club on Wednesday, June 27th from 11am. The beneficiary for the 2018 tournament will be the Children’s Discovery Center, so please participate with a sponsorship or team. The brochure can be found online at or a printed version will be at the KIA General Membership Meeting. See you at the tournament!